Jamie Foxx is on the road to recovery.
According to Jamie Foxx himself.
On Saturday, the veteran actor posted a video on Instagram, speaking at length with fans for the first time since his April hospitalization for an unknown illness.
Foxx addressed some of the rumors that are out there about him in this video… but he didn’t delve into exactly what’s been going on with him.
“I know a lot of people were waiting or wanting to hear updates, but to be honest with you, I just didn’t want you to see me like this, man,” the former Oscar winner said.
“I want you to see me laughing, having fun, partying, telling a joke, making a movie, a TV show.
“I didn’t want you to see me with the tubes coming out of me and trying to figure out if I would make it.”
Yeah, make it through.
There was concern at some points that Foxx would not survive.
“I want to thank everyone who prayed, man, and sent me messages. I can’t even begin to tell you how far he took me and how he brought me back,” Foxx continued.
“I went through something that I thought would never ever happen.”
Foxx also credited his daughter and sister with saving his life.
“To them, to God, to many excellent medical people, I can leave this video,” he said.
“I can’t tell you how good it feels to have your family stepping in like that, and you know they kept it tight, they didn’t let anything slip, they protected me, and that’s what I hope everyone can have in times like these.”
Foxx’s daughter revealed that her father had been hospitalized on April 12, though she did not share details about the situation.
“Due to quick action and great care, he is already on his way to recovery,” Corinne wrote via Instagram at the time, adding:
“We know how loved he is and we appreciate your prayers. The family requests privacy during this time.”
Foxx has been seen in Chicago in recent weeks, where he was undergoing medical treatment at a facility that specializes in rehabilitative care for patients with physical disabilities, brain or spinal injuries.
“As you can see, the eyes work, the eyes work well,” he said in the video.
“I’m not paralyzed, but I’ve been to hell and back, and my road to recovery has been bumpy as well.
“But I’m going back and I can work.”
The Instagram post came a few hours after Foxx shared a photo of himself atop a gold car with the caption “great things to come.”
In this case, he concluded as follows:
“I love everyone and I love all the love I got… If you see me outside from now on and every once in a while I break down in tears, it’s only because it’s been hard, man. Yo
I was sick, man. But now I have my legs under me, so they will accompany me.