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Jamie Foxx’s Rep Says that Claims that The Covid Vaccine Causes Stroke Are “Completely False.”

Nearly two months after Jamie Foxx was hospitalized for an unexplained “medical complication,” anti-vaxxers are using his health as a weapon all over the internet. A.J. Benza, a podcaster and former gossip columnist for the New York Daily News, was a guest last week on Ask Dr. Drew, an online series hosted by Drew Pinsky, who used to show Celebrity Rehab.

Benza said a person told him that Foxx had to get a COVID shot for a movie and got a blood clot, which led to a stroke that left the Oscar winner “partially blind and paralyzed.” Pinsky was one of the first people to doubt COVID, but he didn’t dispute the claim. It was quickly picked up by right-wing media, including Candace Owens on her YouTube show and former Hercules star Kevin Sorbo, who tweeted about it with the comment, “Praying for Jamie Foxx.”

But Foxx’s spokesperson said in a statement to NBC News that Benza’s story was “completely false.” The actor was taken to a hospital in Atlanta on April 11 for an unknown medical issue. It was generally said that he was there for more than four weeks. Some publications made guesses about his health, with one saying that his loved ones were “preparing for the worst.” That led his 29-year-old daughter Corinne Foxx to speak out on May 12.

“It’s sad to see how the media run amok. My dad has been out of the hospital for weeks, getting better. In fact, he was playing tennis just yesterday! Thanks for everyone’s thoughts and support,” she said in an Instagram story. “An exciting work announcement is coming next week, too!”

A few days later, TMZ got photos of Jamie’s daughters Corinne and Anelise Bishop, both 14, visiting him at an unnamed physical rehabilitation center in Chicago. An unnamed source told TMZ that he was “recovering well.” (A rep for the star did not respond to Yahoo Entertainment’s request for comment.)

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Since Jamie’s illness, his work responsibilities have been canceled or put off. In May, Nick Cannon was chosen to host the sixth season of Beat Shazam while Jamie Foxx gets better. Kelly Osbourne replaced Corinne as the show’s DJ. When talking to Extra last week, Cannon said that Jamie would come back “when he’s ready.”

Fox, which airs Beat Shazam, also revealed that Jamie and Corinne would host We Are Family, another music-themed game show that will start in 2024.

In addition, Universal Pictures has moved the release date of Foxx’s film Strays from June 9 to August 18.

Also on May 31, Foxx’s hometown of Terrell, Texas, thanked him for giving new basketball courts to a local park. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for later this month.

Nearly two months after Jamie Foxx was hospitalized for an unexplained “medical complication,” anti-vaxxers are using his health as a weapon all over the internet.

A.J. Benza, a podcaster and former gossip columnist for the New York Daily News, was a guest last week on Ask Dr. Drew, an online series hosted by Drew Pinsky, who used to show Celebrity Rehab. Benza said a person told him that Foxx had to get a COVID shot for a movie and got a blood clot, which led to a stroke that left the Oscar winner “partially blind and paralyzed.

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” Pinsky was one of the first people to doubt COVID, but he didn’t dispute the claim. It was quickly picked up by right-wing media, including Candace Owens on her YouTube show and former Hercules star Kevin Sorbo, who tweeted about it with the comment, “Praying for Jamie Foxx.”

But Foxx’s spokesperson said in a statement to NBC News that Benza’s story was “completely false.” The actor was taken to a hospital in Atlanta on April 11 for an unknown medical issue. It was generally said that he was there for more than four weeks.

Some publications made guesses about his health, with one saying that his loved ones were “preparing for the worst.” That led his 29-year-old daughter Corinne Foxx to speak out on May 12.

 

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“It’s sad to see how the media run amok. My dad has been out of the hospital for weeks, getting better. In fact, he was playing tennis just yesterday! Thanks for everyone’s thoughts and support,” she said in an Instagram story. “An exciting work announcement is coming next week, too!”

A few days later, TMZ got photos of Jamie’s daughters Corinne and Anelise Bishop, both 14, visiting him at an unnamed physical rehabilitation center in Chicago. An unnamed source told TMZ that he was “recovering well.” (A rep for the star did not respond to Yahoo Entertainment’s request for comment.)

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Since Jamie’s illness, his work responsibilities have been canceled or put off. In May, Nick Cannon was chosen to host the sixth season of Beat Shazam while Jamie Foxx gets better. Kelly Osbourne replaced Corinne as the show’s DJ.

When talking to Extra last week, Cannon said that Jamie would come back “when he’s ready.” Fox, which airs Beat Shazam, also revealed that Jamie and Corinne would host We Are Family, another music-themed game show that will start in 2024.

In addition, Universal Pictures has moved the release date of Foxx’s film Strays from June 9 to August 18. Also on May 31, Foxx’s hometown of Terrell, Texas, thanked him for giving new basketball courts to a local park. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for later this month.