Jamie Foxx makes first awards appearance since serious illness

‘I cherish every single minute now,’ he said.

Jamie Foxx makes first public appearance , since being hospitalized.On Dec. 4, Foxx made his first public appearance since being hospitalized earlier this year for medical complications.He attended the Critics Choice Association's Celebration of Cinema and Television: Honoring Black, Latino and AAPI Achievements. .Foxx received the Vanguard Award for his role in 'The Burial.'.While accepting the award, Foxx jokingly referenced 'They Cloned Tyrone,' as he addressed his hospitalization.I couldn’t do that six months ago, I couldn’t actually walk to (the stage). And I’m not a clone, I’m not a clone. I know a lot of people saying that I was cloned out there, Jamie Foxx, via statement.Foxx has yet to reveal the specifics of the medical complications he endured.I know a lot of people were waiting or wanting to hear updates, but to be honest with you, I just didn’t want you to see me like that. , Jamie Foxx, via Instagram

Actor Jamie Foxx, who was hospitalized while shooting a movie in Atlanta in April, made a surprise appearance Monday night at an awards show.

He accepted a Vanguard Award at the Critics Choice Association’s Celebration of Cinema & Television Honoring Black, Latino & AAPI Achievements to celebrate his performance in Amazon Prime’s “The Burial.”

After walking on stage, Foxx said, “It’s crazy, I couldn’t do that six months ago. I couldn’t actually walk.”

This is the first time Foxx has made an official public appearance since he fell sick. He has not said what caused him to end up in a hospital but he spent time at a physical rehabilitation center in Chicago that specializes in stroke recovery, traumatic brain injury rehab, spinal cord injury rehab and cancer rehabilitation, according to TMZ.

“I want to thank everybody. I’ve been through something,” the actor said, referring to his health scare. “I’ve been through some things.”

“I cherish every single minute now,” he added. “It’s different. I wouldn’t wish what I went through on my worst enemy because it’s tough when it’s almost over. When you see the tunnel, I saw the tunnel. I didn’t see the light.”

Foxx was nearly finished shooting a Netflix action comedy in Atlanta in April called “Back in Action” with Cameron Diaz when he landed in a local hospital. The producers used body doubles to finish the movie, which does not yet have a release date.

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