Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx suffered a “medical complication” while filming Netflix action comedy Back in Action in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 11, reports Page Six.
There has been vanishingly little news since his older daughter, Corinne Foxx, shared a statement on her Instagram the next day.
“We wanted to share that my father, Jamie Foxx, experienced a medical complication yesterday,” the statement said. “Luckily, due to quick action and great care, he is already on his way to recovery.
“We know how beloved he is and appreciate your prayers. The family asks for privacy during this time.”
The mystery extends to the exact state of the movie he was filming when he was taken ill, Back in Action, which had reunited him with Cameron Diaz.
The pair had first shared the screen in 1999’s Any Given Sunday and 2014’s Annie, and it was her first role since stepping away from acting in 2014 to focus on starting a family — she’s now a mum to 3-year-old daughter Raddix with her husband Benji Madden.
The Daily Mail alleged this week that Diaz, 50, had not spoken at all to Foxx — and felt “guilt” that they had fallen out during the making of the movie.
If she has spoken to Foxx, she is not sharing. One Hollywood insider told Page Six of Foxx’s condition: “It is the best-kept secret in Hollywood.”
Amid that speculation, boxing legend Mike Tyson, who has been planning a biopic starring Foxx, said: “He’s not feeling well. They said a stroke. I have no idea what happened to him.”