And though his daughter Corrine Foxx and friends of the actor gave updates on his recovery progress in the weeks following his hospitalization, it wasn’t until July that Jamie shared a video message with a personal update for his fans.
“First of all, I wanna say thank you to everybody that’s prayed, man, and sent me messages,” Jamie began his Instagram video. “I cannot even begin to tell you how far it took me and how it brought me back.”
“I went through something that I thought I would never ever go through,” he continued. “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, man. I want you to see me laughing, having a good time partying, cracking a joke, doing a movie, television show. I didn’t want you to see me with tubes running out of me and trying to figure out if I was gonna make it through.”
And in addition to dispelling rumors that had arisen about his health and assuring fans he was well on the way to recovery, the 55-year-old has a special shoutout for Corrine as well as his sister Deidra Dixon.
“They saved my life,” he said. “To them, to God, to a lot of great medical people, I’m able to leave you this video.”
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