In an announcement released by Jamie Foxx’s family on Wednesday, they revealed that the 55-year-old actor was hospitalized in Atlanta due to a medical issue that occurred. At the time of the actor’s illness, he was in the process of shooting a film in Atlanta, according to reports.
Jamie Foxx’s daughter Corinne Fox took to social media, where she shared an update on Jamie’s condition. “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,” Corinne wrote in an Instagram post.
The oldest of the actor’s two daughters continued by writing on behalf of the Foxx family. “We know how beloved he is and appreciate your prayers. The family asks for privacy during this time.”
Jamie’s second daughter is Anelise Bishop, 14.
TMZ also reported that sources told the news outlet that Jamie Foxx was taken to a hospital Tuesday morning, and his condition was so severe that members of his family travelled to the city to be by his side.
It’s unclear how many more days Foxx will need to spend in the hospital.
In Atlanta, Foxx was reportedly shooting Back in Action, which marks Cameron Diaz’s return to movie roles after almost ten years. Also starring are Andrew Scott and Jamie Demetriou, the film is directed by Seth Gordon.
In 2005, Foxx won an Oscar for his portrayal of pianist and singer Ray Charles in the biopic Ray and was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in Tom Cruise’s drama Collateral. Among other notable cinematic works that feature the actor include Django Unchained, Day Shift, Jarhead, Miami Vice, White House Down and Spider-Man.
Also, he has made five albums, four of which have reached the US Top 10 and the single Blame It won him a Grammy in 2010.