Jamie Foxx Gets Emotional at the Critics Choice Association Awards Celebration of Cinema & Television!
- Jamie Foxx overcame with emotion at the Critics Choice Association Awards celebrating cinema and television Monday night.
- The Oscar winner, 55, fought back tears as he accepted the Vanguard award from presenter and “The Burial” co-star Jurnee Smollett.
- The Oscar winner’s appearance was his first since his mysterious “medical complication” in April.
Jamie Foxx gets emotional talking about his health issues
Jamie Foxx got teary-eyed at the Critics Choice Association Awards Celebration of Cinema & Television Honoring Black, Latino & AAPI Achievements Monday night.
The Oscar winner, 55, got all emotional as he accepted the Vanguard award in his first public appearance since his unfateful mysterious medical complication in April.
After the audience gave him a standing ovation, overwhelmed Foxx spoke about the health issue he suffered earlier this year.
Foxx started his 12-minute-long speech by saying,
“You know, it’s crazy, I couldn’t do that six months ago — I couldn’t actually walk,”
After taking an emotional pause, he continued,
“I’m not a clone, I’m not a clone. I know a lot of people who were saying I was cloned out there,”
“I want to thank everybody. I’ve been through something, I’ve been through some things.”
“I cherish every single minute now — it’s different,”
“I wouldn’t wish what I went through on my worst enemy because it’s tough when it’s almost over … when you see the tunnel. I saw the tunnel — I didn’t see the light.”
“I have a new respect for life. I have a new respect for my art. I watched so many movies and listened to so many songs trying to have the time go by. Don’t give up on your art, man, don’t give up,”
What caused Jamie Foxx to be hospitalized?
The last time Jamie spoke about his health scarce was in July when he said he went to hell and back. He also praised his sister Deidra Dixon, and daughter Corinne Foxx, 29, for saving his life.
He told his 16 million followers at the time,
“I went through something I thought I would never, ever go through,”
The actor admitted with tears in his eyes,
“I know a lot of people were waiting or wanting to hear an update, but to be honest with you, I didn’t want you to see me like that, man,”
“I want you to see me laughing, having a good time, partying, cracking a joke, doing a movie or a television show. I didn’t want you to see me with tubes running out of me and trying to figure out if I was going to make it through.”
While Foxx didn’t reveal what exactly caused him to suffer, his daughter Corinne hinted to fans at what caused her dad to be hospitalized. She said in April that her dad fell ill in the middle of production while he was working on his upcoming movie Back in Action.
Foxx publicly thanked his fans in May for their love and that he felt blessed.