Jamie Foxx Manager Had ‘Feared For His Safety’

Jamie Foxx, the acclaimed Hollywood star, appears to be on the road to recovery after a mysterious illness forced him out of work indefinitely during the filming of Back in Action with Cameron Diaz. Foxx’s fans and well-wishers are eagerly anticipating his return to the film set, where he can once again take on the challenging roles for which he is known.



Foxx’s career reached its pinnacle with an Oscar win for his intense and powerful performance in Ray. Following this crowning achievement, the actor took on an even more demanding role in the 2009 drama The Soloist, which pushed him to his limits physically and emotionally.

In The Soloist, Foxx portrayed Nathaniel Ayers, a Juilliard-trained cellist suffering from schizophrenia who chooses to live among the homeless on Skid Row in Los Angeles. To fully embody the character, Foxx underwent a complete transformation in his speech, clothing, and body language. Additionally, he revealed that he used a drug enhancement to lose a significant amount of weight for the role.

This extreme form of method acting exacted a heavy toll on the star, leading to a mental breakdown on set. Foxx began experiencing hallucinations related to his difficult childhood, during which he witnessed mentally disturbed teenagers in sanatoriums. These vivid memories caused him to question his own mental state, imagining that he might have schizophrenia like his character. Sharing his fears with his manager, Foxx admitted seeking medication to alleviate his distress, recognizing the importance of preserving his mental well-being.

Reflecting on his challenging experience during an interview with the Toxic Anonymous Podcast, Foxx emphasized the profound impact that such difficult roles can have on actors, pushing them to explore unsettling emotional territories and ultimately delivering powerful and heartfelt performances.

Recently, Foxx made his first public appearance since his illness, appearing relaxed and content while cruising on a boat in Chicago. Acknowledging his fans, he pumped his fist in the air, made a peace sign, and waved back. Following this outing, the Oscar winner took to Twitter, referencing his alcohol brand Brown Sugar Bourbon and expressing gratitude, saying, “Boat Life. Celebrated summer with @brownsugarbbn. Stay blessed.”

Harrison Carter
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