What happened to Jamie Foxx? Daughter Corinne confirms her dad is out of hospital

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Jamie Foxx suffered a medical complication on the set of his latest Netflix movie (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
Jamie Foxx suffered a medical complication on the set of his latest Netflix movie (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)

Days after it was confirmed that Jamie Foxx had been discharged from hospital, the US star has been announced as the co-host of a new music-centric game show alongside his daughter.

The Oscar-winning actor, 55, will in 2024 host We Are Family with Corinne Foxx on US network Fox.

Foxx was hospitalised in April following an undisclosed health scare on the set of his latest project.

He told his Instagram 17 million followers on May 3 that he felt “blessed” and “appreciates” all their love. Praying hands, heart, and fox emojis accompanied his post.

He and Corinne previously appeared together on another music-based game show, Beat Shazam, also on Fox.

They said of their new venture: “We hope this show brings as much fun to audiences at home as we’ve had creating it when it premieres next year.”

What happened leading up to Jamie Foxx’s hospitalisation?

The Hollywood star was taken to hospital following a medical complication while working on his upcoming Netflix feature film with Cameron Diaz and Glenn Close, Back In Action.

Foxx had convinced Diaz to come out of retirement for the project after she had paused her acting career in 2014. His medical issue arose two weeks before the project ended. As such, the production team had to use body doubles to complete the remaining scenes.

What has Jamie Foxx’s family said about him being in hospital?

Corinne addressed the issue last month, saying on Instagram: “We wanted to share that my father, Jamie Foxx, experienced a medical complication yesterday.

“Luckily, due to quick action and great care, he is already on his way to recovery. We know how beloved he is and appreciate your prayers. The family asks for privacy during this time.”

Since his stay in hospital, Foxx’s condition has reportedly improved. A source told People in early May that had been advised to “keep his stress level down” while further tests were undertaken.

They said: “Jamie is stable and not in a life-threatening situation now. [Doctors] are doing more tests and want to be completely sure that he will be okay before allowing him to leave the hospital.”

Following speculation online, Corinne, 29, an actress, model and activist, said on Friday (May 12) that her father had been out of hospital for weeks and was recuperating at home.

She added, “In fact, he was playing pickleball yesterday! Thanks for everyone’s prayers and support!”

The Evening Standard has contacted Foxx’s representatives for comment about his medical condition.