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The Real Reason Jamie Foxx Hasn't Been Discharged From the Hospital, Sources Say

The actor is still recovering nearly a month after his mystery medical condition.

Nearly a month ago, fans were shocked to hear that actor Jamie Foxx was in the hospital. The news was first shared on April 12 by his 29-year-old daughter, Corinne Foxx, who released a statement on behalf of the Foxx family explaining that the Oscar winner had experienced a "medical complication" the day before. Just a few days ago, we heard from Jamie himself for the first time, as he shared a message on his own Instagram page. But despite recent positive updates about his recovery, the 55-year-old celeb is still hospitalized as of May 8. Read on to find out why he hasn't yet been discharged, according to a source close to the family.

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Jamie Foxx was hospitalized in April amid a mystery medical condition.

Corinne Foxx's April 12 Instagram statement about Jamie Foxx
© Corinne Foxx / Instagram

On April 12, Jamie's daughter Corinne released a statement on her Instagram story informing fans about her father's hospitalization.

"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," she wrote in her post.

But very little is publicly known about what health concern Jamie is facing. In the statement, Corinne noted that the family is asking for "privacy during this time," and no other information has since been released about what led to the hospitalization.

"We know how beloved he is and appreciate your prayers," the actor's daughter added in her post.

He is now in a more stable condition.

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Fans can feel some relief thanks to recent reports that Foxx is on the mend. People reported on May 5 that a source within the actor's circle said he is "stable and not in a life-threatening situation now."

A few days earlier, Foxx had spoken out for the first time since it was revealed he had been hospitalized. The celeb posted to his official Instagram page on May 3, "Appreciate all the love!!! Feeling blessed."

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But Foxx hasn't yet been discharged from the hospital.

Jamie Foxx at the European premiere of "Creed III" in February 2023
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Even though he's on the mend, Foxx has yet to be discharged. A source told People that while the hospital is "the last place Jamie wants to be," his continued stay is necessary for his medical care.

"[Doctors] are doing more tests and want to be completely sure that he will be okay before allowing him to" leave the hospital, they said. According to the source, Foxx is also being advised to "keep his stress level down" when he is finally able to be discharged.

The actor was in the middle of filming when he was hospitalized.

Corinne and Jamie Foxx at the premiere of "47 Meters Down: Uncaged" in 2019
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The source within Foxx's circle made it clear that the actor has his sights set on getting back to work whenever his doctors give him the go-ahead.

"He has a lot of projects going on," they told People. "He gets things done; he is focused and astute. What happened to him medically is serious enough to keep him in the hospital."

In fact, Foxx was in the middle of filming a movie when he was first taken to the hospital. On April 21, People reported that the actor had been hospitalized in Georgia while working on the upcoming Netflix movie Back in Action, which co-stars Cameron Diaz.

Foxx also serves as host of the game show Beat Shazam alongside his daughter Corinne, who is the show's DJ. But the pair will be absent from the beginning of the series' sixth season, which is set to debut on May 23.

"This season, not wanting fans of the game show to miss a minute of the fun, Nick Cannon has offered to fill in as guest host for his friends, Jamie and Corrine Foxx. Kelly Osbourne will be filling in as guest DJ," a statement posted to the show's Instagram story said, per The Hollywood Reporter.

The post continued, "Everyone at FOX Entertainment wishes Jamie well as he continues his recovery, and we greatly appreciate Nick's willingness to jump in and help this summer."

Kali Coleman
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