Mike Tyson claims to have heard that Jamie Foxx was hospitalized after suffering a stroke.
She doesn’t feel well. They said stroke,” the former boxer said on his “PBD Podcast” on May 16.
But Tyson, 56, clarified that he wasn’t sure if the rumor was true, saying, “I have no idea what happened to him.”
Hey, listen, we can’t predict our next breath. We don’t know when we will die. … Bad things like that can happen after we’re gone.”
The famous athlete also admitted that he finds it strange that Foxx keeps such a secret about his family’s situation.
“If we don’t know by now, they don’t want us to know,” he said.
The 55-year-old actor was due to play Tyson in an upcoming biopic, but given his medical condition, the cast is currently up in the air.
“Well, that was a possibility. I don’t know what will happen now. But, you know, it’s a strong possibility,” said the big heavyweight. [the movie] “Benjamin Button.” They would make him look younger.”
Foxx first voiced her concerns on April 11, when her daughter, Corinne Foxx, was hospitalized for a condition she vaguely described as a “medical complication.”
“Fortunately, due to quick action and great care, he’s already on his way to recovery,” he wrote on Instagram at the time.
“We know how much he is loved and we appreciate your prayers. The family wants privacy during this time.”
During his hospitalization, he had to take a break from filming “Back in Action,” starring the “Ray” star with Cameron Diaz, but picked up a body stunt to replace Jamie days later.
The “Django Unchained” star reportedly suffered a meltdown on set prior to her medical issue.
Last month, reports claimed Jamie’s health was steadily improving, and a source shared that he was “vigilant and alert.”
But Nick Cannon and Kelly Osbourne were forced to temporarily replace 29-year-old Jamie and Corinne as co-hosts on the Fox musical game show “Beat Shazam” earlier this month, as the Oscar winner’s illness remained a mystery.
Jamie broke his silence on May 3 to keep fans informed about his health, despite revealing little.
“Appreciate all the love!!! I feel blessed,” she added to her Instagram Story, adding praying hands, a red heart, and a fox emoji.
Days later, Radar Online claimed the Foxx family was “preparing for the worst”, and journalist Touré claimed in an Instagram post that has since been deleted that the Grammy winner was “on Life Support in 2019.” [the] intensive care.
Corinne quickly took to Instagram on May 12 to deny the allegations, revealing that her father had secretly been “out of the hospital for weeks”.
“Update from the family: It’s sad to see how crazy the media is working. My father has been out of the hospital for weeks to recover,” he wrote. “He was actually playing pickles yesterday.”
The father-daughter duo later announced that they would host a new game show on Fox.
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“We are excited to develop ‘We Are Family’ with Jeff Apploff and our friends at FOX Entertainment,” they said in a statement last week.
“We hope this show brings as much fun to audiences at home as we got when creating it when it premieres next year.”
Jamie is reportedly receiving medical care at one of the nation’s top physical rehabilitation centers in Chicago after being discharged from the hospital.
The facility is said to specialize in stroke recovery, traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, spinal cord injury rehabilitation, and cancer rehabilitation.
Last week, Corinne and Foxx’s youngest daughter, Annalize, was spotted outside the rehab center. 13-year-old Annalize was joined by her mother, Kristin Grannis.