Jamie Foxx He was full of gratitude at the Critics’ Choice event on December 4, which was his first public appearance since suffering medical complications earlier this year. The 55-year-old Oscar winner received the Vanguard Award for his performance in his new film, BurialHe received loud cheers from the audience when he came on stage to deliver his speech.
“I’ve been through something. I’ve been through some stuff,” Jamie said. “You know, it’s crazy, I haven’t been able to do this for six months – I couldn’t actually walk,” the actor added, before pausing as he became emotional as he spoke About his health concerns.
Jamie also said: “I’m not a clone, I’m not a clone,” referring to wild conspiracy theories about his health, which made the audience laugh. “I know a lot of people who were saying I was cloned there.”
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Jimmy continued to explain how grateful he was to be recovered and back to work. “It feels good to be here. I cherish every minute now,” he said. “It’s different. I wouldn’t wish what I went through on my worst enemies because it’s hard, 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,” Jimmy added. “I’ve watched too many movies and listened to too many songs trying to pass the time. Don’t give up on your art, man, don’t give up on your art. When you realize it might end this way… I gotta tell you don’t give up on your art and don’t let them take the art away from you.” also.
the Beam The star also gave a shout out to his sister, Deidra DixonAnd his daughter, Corinne FoxFor being “so great at not letting anyone know about anything that happened.” Jimmy concluded his emotional speech by saying: “I want to say for six months I couldn’t understand that this could happen or that I would be here, but when I walk here to this microphone and get this Vanguard Award, all I can do is say ‘Lord have mercy. Jesus.” “
Jimmy was hospitalized on April 11 while in Atlanta filming the movie Back at work. After speculation spread about Jimmy’s health, the actor broke his silence in July to refute rumors that he was “blind” and “paralyzed.” He also revealed that he wasn’t sure if he would be able to “survive” the mystery illness.
“I went through something I thought I would never go through,” Jamie said in a July 22 Instagram clip. . He added in the video: “I want to thank the people who allowed me to work and say that I love everyone and I love all the love I got.”