Acclaimed actor Jamie Foxx has become a hot topic of conversation after a report on Dr. Drew’s show claimed that he suffered severe health complications, including partial paralysis and blindness, following a COVID-19 vaccination.
According to Hollywood journalist A.J. Benza, Foxx, known for his roles in films like “Django Unchained,” allegedly developed a blood clot in his brain after receiving the vaccine. Benza made this claim during a segment of the “Ask Dr. Drew” show, stating that sources informed him Foxx was initially hesitant about getting the shot but felt pressured due to the movie he was working on.
The reported health complications occurred while Foxx was filming his latest movie, “Back in Action.” The production has since continued without Foxx, employing a body double in his place.
“I had somebody in the room who let me know that Jamie had a blood clot in his brain after he got the shot. He did not want the shot, but with the movie he was on, he was pressured to get it. What I found out from the man in the room was that the blood clot in the brain caused him at that point to be partially paralyzed and blind.”
News of Foxx’s alleged health issues quickly spread on social media, with many expressing their concerns using the hashtag #bloodclotinthebrain. However, some Twitter users questioned the validity of the story, attributing it to misinformation propagated by Elon Musk’s Twitter account.
In response to the media frenzy, Foxx’s daughter, Corrine, released a statement last month contradicting the severity of her father’s condition. She clarified that Foxx had been out of the hospital for weeks and was on the road to recovery. Corrine even mentioned that her father was playing pickleball, a claim dismissed by Benza as “all lies and baloney.”
Dr. Drew Pinsky, a television personality and medical professional, clarified the difference between a blood clot in the brain and a stroke. He explained that a stroke occurs when a blood clot in an artery obstructs blood flow to the brain, resulting in the death of that particular brain tissue.
The alleged health scare involving Foxx has reignited concerns about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines, particularly among anti-vaxxers. However, it is crucial to emphasize that severe side effects of this nature are exceedingly rare, and the benefits of vaccination in preventing severe illness and death from COVID-19 far outweigh the risks.