The comedian gave a hopeful update about Jamie Foxx three weeks after he was hospitalized.
WASHINGTON – Actor Jamie Foxx is making good progress in his recovery, according to Kevin Hart.
While appearing on Logan Paul’s podcast this week, the comedian gave a brief update on the Oscar winner’s health, while trying to respect the family’s privacy and admitting he didn’t know the “exact details.”
“As far as I know, there’s a lot of progress and the world is better, man,” Hart said. “The crazy thing is that he’s getting better in his situation, and you know, everyone’s prayers, love, energy, you can see and feel it.”
After the actor’s hospitalization three weeks ago, Fox’s family has not shared any information publicly.
“I’ve been very fortunate to have a relationship with Jamie and to be able to just check him out and stuff like that,” Hart said. “They’re tense and for reasons to do with where he is, because Jamie has always been a private person to a degree.”
Hart’s comments came a day earlier Fox broke his social media silence. Award-winning actor posted on Wednesday on his Instagram account that he appreciates all the love from fans and “feels blessed” as he recovers from undisclosed medical complications.
The post was Foxx’s first public statement or comment since his hospitalization.
It was also announced Wednesday that the 55-year-old actor will not be a part of the next season of Fox’s game show “Beat Shazam,” which is set to begin filming. Foxx’s daughter, Corinne, who is a DJ on the show, will also be absent.
Instead, the network announced that Nick Cannon “will fill in as a guest host for his friends Jamie and Corinne Fox. Kelly Osbourne will replace the guest DJ.”
“Everyone at FOX Entertainment wishes Jamie the best as he continues his recovery, and we really appreciate Nick’s willingness to come and help out this summer,” Corinne said in a statement posted online.
“Appreciate you my boy @nickcannon See you soon” Jamie Foxx captioned the story on Instagram post about “Beat Shazam” news.
Fox won an Oscar for Best Actor in 2005 for his portrayal of pianist Ray Charles in the biopic Ray. In the same year, he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for the film Collateral.
Fox is also a singer; four of his five albums entered the US top 10. He won a Grammy in 2010 for his single “Blame It.”