According to EW, during the season 6 premiere of Fox’s music game show “Beat Shazam,” host Nick Cannon addressed the absence of regular host Jamie Foxx and his daughter Corinne, who serves as the show’s DJ. Cannon acknowledged that he was filling in for Foxx, who was recovering from a medical complication that landed him in the hospital in April. Cannon expressed his gratitude for being asked to host and emphasized that Foxx is the heart and soul of the show, having hosted it for five seasons and given away nearly $12 million in winnings.
Cannon expressed his commitment to honoring Foxx’s legacy on the show and outlined the three main goals: playing the biggest hit songs, creating a lively party atmosphere, and giving away a grand prize of one million dollars. Foxx has been the host and executive producer of “Beat Shazam” since its debut in 2017.
The show features teams competing against the clock to identify popular songs, with the chance to win one million dollars in the final round against the song identification app Shazam.
Foxx had been hospitalized for several weeks due to an undisclosed medical complication but has since been discharged. Although reports initially suggested that the incident occurred while he was filming a movie in Atlanta, it was clarified that it did not happen on set. Foxx recently broke his silence on Instagram, expressing gratitude for the support and stating that he feels blessed.
Corinne, in her own Instagram statement, debunked rumors and reassured everyone that her father had been out of the hospital for weeks and was in the process of recuperating, even engaging in activities like playing pickleball. She thanked everyone for their prayers and support.