Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx, in his first appearance after a health scare and hospitalization in April, delivered an emotional speech at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards on Monday night. While accepting the Vanguard Award for his outstanding performance in ‘The Burial‘, Foxx was visibly sentimental though he did not reveal the details of his illness.
“I want to thank everybody. I’ve been through something. I’ve been through some things. You know, it’s crazy I couldn’t do that six months ago, I couldn’t actually walk,” he said, as he seemed to be holding back his tears.
Jamie Foxx Says He “Cherishes Every Single Moment Now”
“So it feels good to be here. I cherish every single minute now. It’s different,” he added.
As the crowd heard him with love and pride in their hearts, Foxx continued to speak about the gravity of his health concerns and how he wished no one had to go through what destiny had thrown his way.
“I wouldn’t wish what I went through on my worst enemy, ’cause it’s tough, when you almost – when it’s almost over. When you see the tunnel. I saw the tunnel, I didn’t see no light. It was hot in that tunnel,” he said.
55-year-old Foxx said he has gained a positive outlook and a newfound appreciation for both life and his career because of the adversities he faced.
Foxx Is Keeping His Illness Under The Wraps
As he concluded his speech, he told the crowd, “don’t give up on your art and don’t let them take the art from you, either.” The actor however did not reveal the exact details of his health condition, sticking by his decision to keep the problem under the wraps.
According to Foxx’s daughter, he faced the medical condition while on the set of ‘Back in Action‘ in Atlanta. Corinne Foxx said he was rushed to the hospital from the set after he was diagnosed with the inknown medical coindition.
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