Jamie Foxx on the Mend: Martin Lawrence Shares Update on Actor’s Health
Jamie Foxx’s friend and fellow comedian, Martin Lawrence, has shared an update on the Academy Award-winning actor’s health condition. In an interview with Extra on April 20, Lawrence revealed that he had heard that Foxx was doing better.
“I hear he’s doing better,” Lawrence said. “My prayers go out for him every night, and just wish the best for him, one of the best we got in Hollywood. Not only one of the best entertainers but a good person.”
Foxx’s hospitalization came to light on April 12 when his daughter, Corinne Foxx, announced on Instagram that he had been hospitalized after a “medical complication.” Fortunately, the family stated that Foxx was already on his way to recovery, thanks to “quick action and great care.”
Foxx’s fans and fellow celebrities have sent their well-wishes to the actor. Kerry Washington, Foxx’s co-star in Ray and Django Unchained, shared an Instagram post on April 13: “A @iamjamiefoxx appreciation post. Sending you all the love and prayers, my movie huzbin.”
Garcelle Beauvais, who starred alongside Foxx in the 1996-2001 sitcom, The Jamie Foxx Show, also sent her love and support. “This an appreciation post for my friend @iamjamiefoxx,” she wrote in an Instagram post on April 13. “J, I love you so much!!! I want & need you to get better soon, sending you light love and prayers.”
Foxx’s recent health scare has reminded fans and friends of the actor’s impact on the entertainment industry. Born Eric Marlon Bishop in Texas, Foxx started his career as a stand-up comedian and later transitioned to acting. He gained widespread recognition for portraying Ray Charles in the 2004 biopic Ray, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor. Foxx has also starred in several hit movies, including Collateral, Django Unchained, and Just Mercy, and he hosted his talk show, The Jamie Foxx Show, in the late 1990s.
Foxx’s talent and hard work have earned him the respect of his peers in Hollywood. At the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony on April 20, where Lawrence received a star, several other stars, including Steve Harvey, Tracy Morgan, and Lynn Whitfield, supported Lawrence and Foxx. Lawrence expressed his gratitude for the recognition and thanked his fans, noting that Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy had inspired him to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
Foxx’s recent health scare is a reminder of the fragility of life, even for those who seem larger than life. However, the outpouring of support for Foxx also shows how much he is loved and admired by his fans and colleagues. As Lawrence said in his interview with Extra, Foxx is not only one of the best entertainers in Hollywood but also a good person, and we wish him a speedy recovery.