Eric Marlon Bishop, known professionally as Jamie Foxx,55, recently suffered a stroke. The Ray star ended up at an Atlanta hospital. Currently, he’s recoverin from surgery in an intensive care unit. Quite the scare, his family flew in from out of town to be by his side. One source told TMZ, “He’s communicating now, and that’s good news.”
Jamie Foxx Was Under Work Stress Lately
Nonetheless, Jamie has been quite busy working hard on set for an upcoming production Back in Action. However, according to the Sun, things hadn’t been going too smoothly.
A source said: “There have been some issues on set and Jamie has had a major meltdown over it all.
“He demanded the problems be sorted immediately and sacked four of the production staff — as if that would magically improve the situation.” However due to the stroke, leading production on the film had to be shut down the next day and a stand-in for Foxx to film in his stead on Thursday, People reported Thursday.“
Moreover, changes in production have prompted the Netflix production crew to change plans to film a scene on Sunday. But filming on Monday and Tuesday is expected to proceed undisturbed, People reported. Meanwhile, sources told TMZ that the film is still scheduled to wrap production next week; even though Foxx reportedly has eight more days of shooting to complete. Meanwhile, production on the film has been plagued with issues. In March, production came to a halt when Foxx was reportedly targeted in an attempted $40,000 scam. The scam involved a Rolex watch by a since-fired crew member.
The Recent Stress May Have Taken An Unexpected Toll on Foxx
Aside from the drama, his daughter Corinne Foxx,29, confirmed Wednesday in a statement on Instagram sharing that her dad is on the mend after facing a “medical complication” on Tuesday.
“We wanted to share that, my father, Jamie Foxx, experienced a medical complication yesterday. Luckily, due to quick action and great care, he is already on his way to recovery,” read the post. “We know how beloved he is and appreciate your prayers. The family asks for privacy during this time.”rolling stone