Jamie Foxx is recovering after suffering a medical complication.
Friday 14 April 2023
The 55-year-old actor was hospitalised following an incident yesterday, and his daughter has thanked fans for their "prayers" and asked for "privacy" at this time. Corinne Foxx, 29, wrote on Instagram: "We wanted to share that my father, Jamie Foxx, experienced a medical complication yesterday. A source had told TMZ: "We're told his condition was serious enough that Jamie's family - some of whom were not in town - came to the hospital.
"He's communicating now, and that's good news."
Two days prior to the incident, the comedian was filming his upcoming Netflix action-comedy Back in Action in Atlanta, Georgia. The movie, which is Cameron Diaz's big comeback, was recently hit by a bomb scare. The shoot in London was disrupted last month when the crew discovered an unexploded World War Two bomb close to where they had been planning to film a stunt scene on the River Thames.
Filming on the explosive scene at London’s Royal Docks was cancelled, and the police were called. A statment said "The stunt was booked to take place last month at the dock. A 24-metre barrier was being erected into the river, where the explosion would take place.
"But it was during the building of the set that they believed they found what they thought to be an unexploded bomb in the water.
"Safety was the main priority, so after speaking with the police and relevant authorities, the whole thing was cancelled."
The stunt was later filmed on a green screen at a studio in Surrey, along with another action shot which also had to be canned.
The insider added: "The cancellation was a massive blow to the film, which has already experienced a few issues ... It cost a huge amount of money and was a massive headache for everyone involved."