Jamie Foxx Gives Thanks for 'Special' 56th Birthday After Health Scare: 'Grateful for Every Prayer'

Jamie Foxx Gives Thanks for 'Special' 56th Birthday After Health Scare: 'Grateful for Every Prayer'

Jamie Foxx expresses gratitude for the overwhelming support he received after his health scare on his 'special' 56th birthday celebration

Jamie Foxx celebrated his 56th birthday by expressing his appreciation for the support he has received during his recovery from a recent medical emergency. In an Instagram post on Wednesday, December 13, the actor expressed his gratitude to everyone who prayed for him during his time of need. He emphasized the importance of those prayers in helping him through the difficult time and acknowledged that he wouldn't have made it to his birthday without the support and prayers of others.

He continued, "You are all my family, and I want to thank my immediate family and everyone who contributed to making sure I could celebrate today. I wish joy for everyone, because if it's my birthday, it's your birthday too."

In April, Foxx's daughter, Corrine Foxx, revealed that her father had experienced a medical emergency, but assured that he was already on the mend due to prompt medical attention and excellent care. Jamie Foxx has two children: Corrine, with Connie Kline, and Annaliese Bishop, with Kristin Grannis.

During his health scare, Foxx was in the hospital while working on his new movie, Back in Action. Cameron Diaz, his costar, filmed scenes with his body double while he was recuperating.

Jamie Foxx Gives Thanks for 'Special' 56th Birthday After Health Scare: 'Grateful for Every Prayer'

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The specifics of Foxx’s illness remain undisclosed, and he has expressed gratitude towards his family for maintaining confidentiality regarding his health condition.

Foxx made his first public appearance since the medical emergency on December 4, when he was honored at the Critics Choice Association’s Celebration of Cinema & Television: Honoring Black, Latino and AAPI Achievements in Los Angeles. "I want to thank everybody. I've been through something. I've been through some things," he said as he accepted the Vanguard Award for his performance in The Burial. "It's crazy, I couldn't do that six months ago. I couldn't actually walk."

He expressed, "I wouldn't want my worst enemy to experience what I went through." He continued, "Being here feels great. I now value every minute. It's a whole new experience." Foxx shared in August that he was beginning to feel like himself again.

"Unexpectedly navigating a dark journey, but now I see the light," he wrote alongside a series of Instagram photos. "Grateful for the well wishes and prayers from everyone... I have so many people to thank and I will reach out personally to each of you. And in case you didn't know... GOD IS GOOD... every single day."

Feeling better, Foxx is now looking forward and gearing up for the holiday season. Just two days before his birthday, he revealed an impressive Christmas light show at his expansive property.

As a child, the only outdoor lighting we could afford was a red light bulb. I made a promise to myself that when I was able, I would go all out with the decorations. This message was shared on Instagram as Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song" played in the background.

In the video, enormous, colorful letters spelled out "JOY" in front of the entrance gates. Snowmen stood guard surrounded by brightly lit snowflakes. From above, the view showed a driveway lined with illuminated trees, outdoor Christmas decorations, toy soldiers, and of course, Santa Claus.

Jamie Foxx Gives Thanks for 'Special' 56th Birthday After Health Scare: 'Grateful for Every Prayer'

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Several stars were thrilled by the clip.

Kandi Burruss wrote, “I love this,” while Busta Rhymes posted 7 fire emojis. Fat Joe added, “God is great.”