Jamie Foxx revealed he is ‘finally starting to feel like’ himself again after suffering a medical emergency that left him hospitalized for months.
While reflecting on his health scare, the 55-year-old Academy Award winner told his more than 16.8 million Instagram followers that his mysterious illness has ‘been an unexpected dark journey.’
Despite the challenges in his recovery, the father-of-two said he ‘can see the light’ and is ‘thankful to everyone that reached out and sent well wishes and prayers.’
‘I have a lot of people to thank… u just don’t know how much it meant… I will be thanking all of you personally… and if you didn’t know… GOD IS GOOD… all day every day,’ he concluded.
In the images, the Strays star, looked happy and healthy as he stared directly into the camera while rocking a crocheted bucket hat, white V-neck shirt and a pair of aviator glasses.
On the mend: Jamie Foxx revealed he is ‘finally starting to feel like’ himself again after suffering a medical emergency that left him hospitalized for months
Healing: While reflecting on his health scare, the 55-year-old Academy Award winner told his more than 16.8 million Instagram followers that his mysterious illness has ‘been an unexpected dark journey’
Under the post, fans and many of his celebrity pals, including Jeremy Renner, left heartfelt comments.
Renner, 52, who nearly died after getting crushed by snowplow in January, wrote: ‘Brother I know that feeling!!! It only gets better from here! Thank God❤️❤️❤️❤️’
‘Yes He is!!! Glad you’re better,’ Octavia Spencer commented, while Garcelle Beauvais stated: ‘God is amazing and so are you! ❤️’
The update comes less than a month after Foxx gave a detailed update on his recovery for the first time.
Foxx informed fans that he is not ‘blind’ or ‘paralyzed’ in an emotional three-minute recording about his health.
‘I went through something I never thought I would go through. I know a lot of people [were] waiting or wanting to hear an update, but to be honest with you, I didn’t want you to see me like that man,’ he admitted, with tears in his eyes.
The actor, who returned to work last month to film a commercial in Las Vegas, continued: ‘I want you to see me laughing, having a good time, partying, cracking a joke, doing a movie, [or] a television show.’
‘I didn’t want you to see me with tubes running out of me and trying to figure out if I was going to make it through.’
The father-of-one added that he went through ‘hell and back’ to survive and has experienced some ‘potholes’ on his ‘road to recovery.’
Opening up: Despite the challenges in his recovery, the father-of-two said he ‘can see the light’ and is ‘thankful to everyone that reached out and sent well wishes and prayers’
The Beat Shazam host also praised his sister, Deondra Dixon, and daughter, Corinne, 29, for ‘saving’ his life and keeping the details around his hospitalization private.
‘To them, to God, to a lot of great medical people, I’m able to leave you this video,’ Foxx added. ‘I cannot tell you how great it feels to have your family kick in in such a way, and y’all know they kept it airtight, they didn’t let nothing out, they protected me, and that’s what I hope that everyone could have in moments like these.’
He proceeded to show how his ‘eyes are working just fine’ by moving them from side to side, before making it clear that he is ‘not paralyzed.’
Speaking to fans directly, he said: ‘I just want to say I love everybody and I love all the love that I got.’
The actor got choked up as he warned: ‘If you see me out from now on and every once in a while I just burst into tears, it’s just because it’s been tough, man. I was sick, man. But now I got my legs under me, so you’re gonna see me out.’
‘Man, I know they talk about people crying on videos… but I’m not going to do a take two, it is what is is,’ he mused. ‘Like I said, I want you to remember me for the jokes that I crack and the movies that I make — some of them good, some of them ain’t (I think I’ve got a good one out), and songs that I sing.’
‘I’m here on earth because of some great people. I’m here on Earth because of God, man,’ the performer concluded. ‘I’m on way back.’
Foxx captioned the video: ‘Thank u a billion to everybody… been a long road but all the prayers great people and God got me through.’
Within an hour, he received more than 306,306 likes and thousands of messages from his followers and celebrity pals, including LL Cool J, who commented: ‘So glad to see you back my brother.’
Speaking up: The update comes less than a month after Foxx gave a detailed update on his recovery for the first time
In July, the star was reported to be in ‘amazing shape’ as he resumed his work commitments, an insider told TMZ.
Another source added to People: ‘Jamie was putting in really long days and was spot on. It was like nothing happened. You would have never known [he had a health issue]..
Hockey legend Wayne Gretsky – who also stars in the advert – posed up with a dapper Foxx and wrote: ‘One of the best nights of my life with the greatest person. Big things coming soon.’
At the time, Foxx also also took to Instagram to share a dapper photo of himself.
He looked handsome in a classy black suit as he sat atop a golden BetMGM race car.
Looking good! Last month, the star was reported to be in ‘amazing shape’ as he resumed his work commitments, a source told TMZ
‘Thankful for my @betmgm family and a great few nights in Vegas. We got BIG things coming soon,’ he wrote in the caption of the post, which was a paid partnership.
Foxx is working on a campaign with BetMGM — a sports betting company connected with MGM Resorts — and is set to star in their commercials during football season and more.
The Django Unchained star has been spotted on a number of occasions this month, though it was recently reported that he is still not ‘100 percent better’ following his medical emergency.
Foxx recently threw a party to mark his progress, with guests gathering at the rehabilitation facility in Chicago that he has been attending on an outpatient basis, a source told People.
The source said Foxx ‘has been working really hard these last couple of months to get back to normal and has greatly improved since he first got to the facility.’
They added that he held the party ‘to celebrate being better.’
Dynamic duo: Hockey icon Wayne Gretsky also posed up with Foxx in a fun snap
‘So proud of you’: Foxx’s daughter Corinne Fox praised her father as she shared a snap of them together on her Instagram Stories on Thursday
Recovery: The actor has been spotted on a number of occasions in the past few weeks, though it was recently reported that he is still not ‘100 percent better ‘ following his medical emergency; (seen playing pickleball recently)
Foxx initially returned to Instagram on May 3 to thank his followers with a text post. ‘Appreciate all the love!!! Feeling blessed,’ he wrote at the time.
The actor is recovering from an illness that took him off the film set in April and away from filming Back in Action, in which he stars with Cameron Diaz – and recently delighted fans as he stepped out in public looking healthy and happy.
A source told USWeekly last week: ‘Jamie is doing so much better and he’s starting to feel like himself again. He’s not 100 percent and is still taking things easy, but he’s definitely on the road to recovery.’
They added that Foxx ‘has a huge support system around him and his friends and family are making sure that he doesn’t take on too much.’
‘Foxx is feeling really good and is excited to get back to work once the time is right.’