On Monday, Jamie Foxx used an award speech to discuss his health scare from April.
The Vanguard Award was presented to the Oscar-winning actor for his portrayal in the film “The Burial.” He unexpectedly showed up at the Critics Choice Association’s Celebration of Cinema and Television: Honoring Black, Latino and AAPI Achievements.
His hidden medical problem landed him in the Atlanta hospital in April, so this was his first big public appearance since then. When Jamie Foxx came on stage, the audience went wild.
“I have experienced a difficult time. Some things have happened to me. Strange as it seems, I was completely unable of doing it even just six months ago. “I couldn’t walk,” Foxx remarked, halting as his emotions took over. I am not a clone; it is a lie. There are a lot of people who have claimed to have cloned me.
The actor was making a reference to his position in the Netflix series “They Cloned Tyrone,” which has sparked some wild speculation over his time in the hospital.
Even for my worst enemy, it would be too difficult to go through what I did, Foxx continued. My appreciation for life has grown. My appreciation for my art has grown. I attempted to pass the time by watching numerous movies and listening to numerous tunes. “Dude, you gotta keep going with your art.”
Foxx addressed the rumors surrounding his health in a July social media video in which he appeared noticeably slimmer.
He expressed his desire for an audience to witness him enjoying life, throwing a party, making jokes, acting in a film or TV show. “I preferred that you not witness me as I struggled to determine my prognosis, with tubes dangling from my body.”
Foxx acknowledged his progress in his recuperation as he wrapped up his speech on Monday night.
This whole thing and my being here would have been incomprehensible to me six months ago. My only words as I approach the microphone to accept the Vangard Award are, “Lord, have mercy, Jesus.”
Andrea Parker is a reporter for Zobuz. She previously worked at Huffington Post and Vanity Fair. Andrea is based in NYC and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe coffee addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.