Jamie Foxx's Hospitalization Traced to Stroke, Mike Tyson Reveals
The renowned actor Jamie Foxx, whose recent health issues resulted in a three-week hospitalization, was actually a victim of a stroke, legendary boxer Mike Tyson reveals on a recent podcast.
During his appearance on the PBD Podcast on May 16, Tyson shared that Foxx had been battling health complications. "He's not feeling well. They said a stroke," Tyson divulged. He admitted, however, that the specifics of Foxx's condition remain unknown to him.
In a moment of reflection, Tyson commented on the unpredictability of life, stating, "Hey, listen, we can't anticipate our next breath. We don't know when we are gonna die. ... After we leave, this bad stuff can happen."
In response to queries regarding Foxx's family's silence on the actor's condition, Tyson suggested that the lack of official information implied a desire for privacy. "If we don't know about it by now, they don't want us to know," he asserted.
Foxx was slated to portray Tyson in an upcoming biopic series, a prospect now uncertain due to his medical condition. "Well, it was a possibility. I don’t know what’s going to happen now. But, you know, it’s a strong possibility," Tyson mused. The actor's age proximity to Tyson had been seen as an advantage for the role, with plans to use technology to make him look younger, akin to the approach used in the film 'Benjamin Button.'
RadarOnline.com had earlier reported that Foxx is undergoing treatment in a Chicago-based rehabilitation center specializing in stroke recovery and spinal cord injury rehabilitation.
Following his discharge from a Georgia hospital, Foxx has been staying at the rehab center since late April. Sources close to his family had previously expressed their hopeful prayers for Foxx's full recovery.
On April 12, Foxx's daughter Corrine broke the news about her father's medical predicament, stating, "We wanted to share that my father, Jamie Foxx, experienced a medical complication yesterday. Luckily, due to quick action and great care, he is already on his way to recovery."
Corrine requested privacy and conveyed the family's gratitude for well-wishers, stating, "We know how beloved he is and appreciate your prayers. The family asks for privacy during this time."
Corrine and other family members have been regularly visiting Foxx at the rehab center over the past weeks. Foxx himself has not been seen in public since his emergency hospital admission in April.