Tracy Morgan, Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, Wish Jamie Foxx Well After His ‘Medical Complication’
Jamie Foxx’s friends are making sure he feels their love following Thursday’s news that the Oscar-winning actor was recovering from an undisclosed “medical complication.” Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, LeBron James, and more posted their well-wishes for Foxx on social media, highlighting their adoration for the actor.
“A Jamie Foxx appreciation post,” Washington wrote on Instagram. “Sending you all the love and prayers my movie huzbin.” The actress portrayed Della Bea Robinson, Ray Charles’ wife, in Ray, the movie for which Foxx won a Best Actor Oscar in 2004. She also played Broomhilda con Shaft, the wife of Foxx’s Django, in Django Unchained.
“Get well, Jamie Foxx,” Davis added in her own post. “We need you…. your light, your brilliance.” Davis appeared in Law Abiding Citizen with Foxx in 2009.
“Sending my thoughts and prayers to the heavens above to my brother, Jamie Foxx!!!!” LeBron James tweeted. “Get well and back to yourself SOONER THAN LATER! God willing.”
“I’m praying for you Jamie Foxx,” wrote David Alan Grier, who starred opposite Foxx on In Living Color, on Twitter. “Get well soon!”
“My family and I are lifting you up in prayer,” tweeted Martin Lawrence. “Much love and many blessings my brotha.”
Foxx’s daughter Corinne revealed recently that the actor, 55, was on the mend following the mystery “medical complication.”
“We wanted to share that, my father, Jamie Foxx, experienced a medical complication yesterday,” she wrote on Instagram. “Luckily, due to quick action and great care, he is already on his way to recovery. We know how beloved he is and appreciate your prayers. The family asks for privacy during this time.”
During an appearance at Martin Lawrence’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony, Tracy Morgan also wished Foxx well. “I love Jamie. Jamie’s a good friend of mine … my prayers go up for Jamie,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “He’s strong, he’s a fighter, he’s gonna come out of it and he’s good. He’s gonna be stronger and better than ever.”
Morgan, who survived a serious car accident in 2014, added: “I’ve been there. I was on the other side in a coma for 10 days, so I know about [being hospitalized]. I just want Jamie to please get strong. Jamie, I love you. My prayers go out to you and your family. Please get well.”
Steve Harvey, who was also in attendance, shared: “I don’t even really know what happened, man. I was just stunned because Jamie’s fit. This dude, he don’t do nothing, man. This dude is fit, so I was really concerned, man. So I hope everything works out. I’m pretty sure it will.”
Lawrence also spoke briefly about Foxx, saying: “I mean, I wish him the best. He’s in my prayers every night. He’s not only one of our best entertainers we have out here, but he’s a great person and he’s a genuine person. So please pray for him.”
Foxx was recently filming scenes in Atlanta for Back in Action, a comedy set to premiere on Netflix that also stars Cameron Diaz, who came “out of retirement,” according to Variety, to make the picture. Reuters reports that he was taken to an Atlanta hospital. TMZ has reported that filming has continued since Thursday using Foxx’s stunt double.
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