Jamie Foxx battles wild health rumors: 'I'm recuperating'
Jamie Foxx, the renowned actor, recently found himself entangled in a web of health rumors and vaccine conspiracy theories.
Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx has lately been the subject of some peculiar health rumors. Circulating on the internet was a conspiracy theory tying Foxx's recent hospital stay to alleged adverse effects of the Covid-19 vaccine, claiming it left the actor "partially paralyzed and blind."
Debunking the Tale: Jamie Foxx's Representative Fights Back
In an assertive response, Foxx's representatives called these allegations "completely inaccurate," according to a statement given to NBC News. This controversy had its origin on the 30th of May, when AJ Benza, a Hollywood gossip columnist, made the baseless claim on "Ask Dr Drew", a podcast hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky.
Benza alleged that Foxx was compelled to receive the Covid-19 vaccine while on a film set and suffered a brain blood clot post-vaccination, causing partial paralysis and blindness. Despite Foxx's team debunking the rumor, far-right commentators like Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk have continued to propagate the anti-vaccination narrative on the internet.
A Glimpse into Foxx's Health Journey: Hospitalization and Recovery
Foxx, a popular and admired figure in the industry, faced a "medical complication" back in April. This incident occurred while he was filming for the upcoming Netflix film, "Back in Action", in Georgia. Following this unexpected development, Foxx was admitted to a medical facility.
Despite various rumors about Foxx's health and one source's ominous prediction of "preparing for the worst," Foxx made a speedy recovery. He expressed his gratitude for the support he received, posting a heartfelt note on his Instagram Story on the 3rd of May, "Appreciate all the love!!! Feeling blessed [prayer, heart, and fox emoji]"
His daughter, Corinne Foxx, refuted claims about the family's despair, and on May 12th, informed followers that Foxx had been out of the hospital "for weeks." She added, "In fact, he was playing pickleball yesterday!"