Jamie Foxx's Friend Garcelle Beauvais Calls Out "Horrible Rumor" About His Health
The actor was hospitalized in April for an undisclosed "medical complication."
In recent weeks, there's been an outpouring of love and support for Jamie Foxx following the news that he had been hospitalized for an undisclosed "medical complication." On April 12, the actor's daughter, Corinne Foxx, shared publicly that he was receiving treatment. Three weeks later, reports surfaced that the Ray star was still in the hospital, and that his family were asking for prayers and preparing for the worst. Corinne went on to set the record straight—Jamie had already been discharged from the hospital—and now, one of his friends and co-stars is calling out the dramatic rumors that circulated about his health.
In an interview with People, Garcelle Beauvais, who co-starred with Jamie on The Jamie Foxx Show and in the 2013 movie White House Down, called the rumors "horrible" and said that she had spoken to her friend's family personally. Read on to see what Beauvais shared and to learn the latest about Jamie's status.
Corinne revealed that her father was being treated.
In a since-deleted statement posted on Instagram on April 12, Jamie's 29-year-old daughter Corinne wrote that he had "experienced a medical complication" the day before. "Luckily, due to quick action and great care, he is already on his way to recovery," the statement continued. "We know how beloved he is and appreciate your prayers. The family asks for privacy during this time."
At the time, Jamie was filming the movie Back in Action with Cameron Diaz in Georgia. On April 21, People reported that Jamie was still hospitalized, but a source said he was improving. "He's OK, thank God," the anonymous source said. "He's still in the hospital and doctors are running tests but he's awake and alert. They're keeping him under observation."
On May 5, People reported again that he was in the hospital still, and a source said, "Jamie is stable and not in a life-threatening situation now."
Rumors surfaced about his condition.
On May 3, TMZ reported that those close to Jamie were asking for prayers as he remained hospitalized. On May 9, Radar Online reported that his family and friends were "preparing for the worst" with a source claiming, "Jamie's people are saying he's doing OK and improving, while doctors try to get to the bottom of his problems—but he wouldn't be in a hospital this long if he was anything close to OK."
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Jamie and Corinne both spoke out amid the worrying gossip.
On May 3, Jamie updated fans in his first Instagram post since April 6. "Appreciate all the love!! Feeling blessed," he wrote.
A few days later, Corinne cleared up the rumors that were circulating about him being in serious condition. As reported by Good Morning America, in a post on her Instagram Story, she referred to the report that the family was "preparing for the worst," and wrote, "Sad to see how the media runs wild."
She added, "My Dad has been out of the hospital for weeks, recuperating. In fact, he was playing pickleball yesterday! Thanks for everyone's prayers and support!"
Beauvais said the rumors "broke [her] heart."
Speaking to People, Beauvais shared that she had reached out to Jamie's family after Corinne posted her initial statement. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star said that the rumors about Jamie's health were upsetting to her.
"I've spoken to the family, and I don't want to say much because they're the ones to say it, but it broke my heart that this horrible rumor [about Jamie's health] was running around," Beauvais said. "I immediately got the right information, [but] I just think people can't run with stuff like that. It's hurtful to so many people."
Beauvais also posted about Jamie on Instagram. On May 12, she shared a black and white photo of the actor and wrote in the caption, "Love you & always praying for you J."
Jamie and Corinne are gearing up for their next collaboration.
When Corinne posted about her dad being out of the hospital, she also shared that they had "an exciting work announcement" coming up. Jamie and Corinne currently co-host the Fox game show Beat Shazam, though Nick Cannon and Kelly Osbourne stepped in for them amid Jamie's recovery.
Now, it has been announced that the father and daughter are going to host another music-themed show for the same network. On May 15, Variety reported that they will host We Are Family, which is set to premiere next year. The show will feature "non-famous relatives of celebrities performing duets with their hidden famous family member."