Concern For Jamie Foxx Grows As He Remains Hospitalized

When Cameron Diaz's friend Jamie Foxx called her up to come out of retirement to make one last blockbuster film, nobody expected production to be described as "a bit of a nightmare." A source told The Sun that "Back in Action" has experienced a lot of production delays due to London weather, and Foxx claimed that someone was trying to pry money out of him, launching an investigation on top of the filming problems.

To make matters worse, Foxx had a medical emergency and was hospitalized. "We wanted to share that, my father, Jamie Foxx, experienced a medical complication yesterday," the actor and singer's daughter, Corinne, shared in a statement posted to Instagram. "Luckily, due to quick action and great care, he is already on his way to recovery."

It was reported that the "Back in Action" set was "shut down" after the news of Foxx's health scare was released. A couple days later, filming resumed with a stand-in for the actor. It was also reported that a particular scene was canceled and cut due to "changes in production," but it wasn't clear if the cancellation had anything to do with Foxx's medical emergency. But as the singer has been in the hospital for a bit, people are concerned about his health.

Jamie Foxx has been hospitalized for almost a week

It's been nearly a week since Jamie Foxx was hospitalized for a "medical complication," and concerns have been growing as he remains in the hospital. The actor was working on the Netflix movie "Back in Action" with Cameron Diaz, but it has been reported that the medical emergency did not happen on set. Filming is expected to end this week amid Foxx's health scare.

"They are running tests and still trying to figure out what exactly happened," a source told CNN on April 14. Insiders told TMZ that the medical emergency was pretty serious, but his condition is improving as he is still getting tested at the hospital. It was reported that he has been talking to and joking around with his family, indicating that there was a period of time where he was unable to speak.

Foxx's health scare comes about a month after it was reported he had an outburst on set. "There have been some issues on set and Jamie has had a major meltdown over it all," a source told The U.S. Sun. "He demanded the problems be sorted immediately and sacked four of the production staff — as if that would magically improve the situation." The insider added that Foxx's behavior has made him "pretty unpopular" with the cast and crew of the film.

Jamie Foxx's medical condition was serious

While it remains unknown as of yet why Jamie Foxx was rushed to the hospital on April 11, a source told Radar Online that it was a dire emergency. "Jamie suffered a serious medical episode and needed immediate attention. It was touch and go for days with him, and he had to be revived — he is very lucky to be alive," the insider revealed. According to the source, Foxx has high blood pressure, which can lead to a possible stroke. They added, "Doctors believe this was a long time coming, and really, if they hadn't acted fast, Jamie might well have been a goner." Another source suggested that Foxx's health scare may have been caused by the stress of filming "Back in Action."

While Foxx remains in the hospital, his co-star Cameron Diaz resumed filming. The Daily Mail shared on-set pictures of the "Charlie's Angels" star rehearsing a fight scene in a parking lot and filming with Foxx's body double. Production was forced to finish without Foxx as they awaited his release, but three weeks later, he is still hospitalized.

Jamie Foxx's friends ask for prayers as he remains under care

Although it's been reported that Jamie Foxx was awake and alert, those close to him are worried about his recovery. The actor's longtime friend Charlie Mack begged fans to pray for Foxx and shared, "Good morning IG, I need you all to constantly keep our beloved brotha @iamjamiefoxx up whom we all [love] & care for dearly in our Hearts, Minds & Prayers!!!! We need you back Bro." Garcelle Beauvais, who co-starred with Foxx in "The Jamie Foxx Show" shared a throwback photo of the two and wrote, "This an appreciation post for my friend @iamjamiefoxx. J I love you so much !!! I want & need you to get better soon. sending you light love and prayers." LeBron James tweeted, "Sending my thoughts and prayers to the heavens above to my brother @iamjamiefoxx!!!! Get well and back to yourself SOONER THAN LATER! God willing."

Sources tell TMZ that Foxx needs all the prayers he can get. As well as not being able to finish filming "Back In Action," the "Django Unchained" star won't host this season of "Beat Shazam," which started filming on May 3. His daughter, Corinne Foxx, who deejays for the music game show, won't be on this season as well, as she is with her father in the Atlanta hospital. Hopefully, Foxx makes a speedy and full recovery.