According to GeoTV, renowned Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx recently showcased his remarkable skills in a spirited game of pickleball against volleyball Olympian Casey Patterson. The entertaining match was captured on video and shared on social media, drawing attention to Foxx’s agility and finesse on the pickleball court.
Patterson initially posted a clip of the engaging pickleball match on his Instagram, acknowledging Foxx’s impressive spin and technique in the game. Foxx subsequently reposted the video on his own account, amplifying the display of his athletic prowess.
In another post, Patterson shared an alternate angle of the match to emphasize Foxx’s remarkable abilities even further. This second video showcased Foxx’s pickleball talents from a different perspective, showcasing his strategic moves and keen gameplay. Amidst the friendly competition, Foxx was heard playfully remarking about “dead balls,” adding an element of humor to the lighthearted encounter.
This lively pickleball contest comes on the heels of Jamie Foxx’s recent health scare, which led to his hospitalization for a “medical emergency.” Although the ordeal raised concerns among his fans, Foxx eventually returned to social media to address his health challenges and express gratitude for the support he received during his recovery journey.
Foxx’s social media presence took a more serious turn when he issued an apology to the Jewish community for a now-deleted post that had stirred controversy and accusations of antisemitism. In the post, Foxx referenced Jesus and used hashtags that some found offensive. The actor clarified that his intention was not to perpetuate harmful stereotypes and expressed his deep remorse for any offense caused, reiterating his love and support for the Jewish community.
“I got dead balls out here, dead balls,” the They Cloned Tyrone actor was heard saying in the clip.
Foxx’s pickleball contest comes after his long hospitalization for a “medical emergency” which left fans worried. Last month, the actor returned to social media and addressed his health issues.
“I cannot even begin to tell you how far it took me and how it brought me back,” Foxx said of his fans’ support in the clip. “I went through something I thought I would never ever go through.”
He went on to say that he knew “a lot of people” were “waiting” to be informed about his condition, but “to be honest with you, I just didn’t want you to see me like that.”
“I went to hell and back,” Foxx continued. “And my road to recovery had some potholes as well. But I’m coming back. And I’m able to work.”
More recently, the 55-year-old apologized to the Jewish community for a now-deleted post that complained of fake friends and the fate of Jesus.
“I want to apologize to the Jewish community and everyone who was offended by my post,” Foxx wrote in a statement on Sunday. “I now know my choice of words have caused offense and I’m sorry. That was never my intent.”
“To clarify, I was betrayed by a fake friend and that’s what I meant with ‘they’ not anything more,” he explained. “I only have love in my heart for everyone. I love and support the Jewish community.”
The Day Shift star continued: “My deepest apologies to anyone who was offended. Nothing but love always, Jamie Foxx.”
In the deleted post that gathered backlash for being antisemitic, Foxx had written: “They killed this dude named Jesus… what do you think they’ll do to you?” He added the hashtags “#FakeFriends” and “#FakeLove.”