It seems like there is some good news regarding singer and actor Jamie Foxx who has been hospitalized for over a month. He has reportedly been discharged from the hospital and now receiving care in Chicago at the renowned Shirley Ryan AbilityLab after his recent health scare.
Jamie’s family, including his daughters Corinne and Anelise, as well as Anelise’s mother, Kristin Grannis, were all in Chicago both Saturday and Sunday to spend time with Foxx during his continued care. The facility specializes in various types of rehabilitation including stroke recovery, traumatic brain injury rehab, spinal cord injury rehab, and cancer rehabilitation.
According to their website, the AbilityLab has been the #1 facility for Rehabilitation in the U.S. for the past 32 years. They have five Ability Labs, a Think + Speak Lab, a Legs + Walking Lab, an Arms + Hands Lab, a Strength + Endurance Lab, and a Pediatric Lab, each focusing on specific functional outcomes. They are dynamic spaces where interdisciplinary teams provide a full range of therapeutic services and develop new research-based insights to help patients gain function, achieve better outcomes, and enjoy greater independence.
Some have speculated that Jamie had a stroke. While it has not been confirmed, AbilityLab does also specialize in stroke. Patients have access to the latest research and clinical trials. Research-focused scientists, physicians and technologists are embedded into their clinical spaces. Together they conduct ongoing clinical studies to help increase the speed of recovery and improve outcomes.
As we reported before, the Insider said to Radar Online: “Jamie suffered a serious medical episode and needed immediate attention. It was touch and go for days with him, and he had to be revived – he is very lucky to be alive! He’s very lucky he got the treatment he did. Jamie suffers from high blood pressure, which doctors say can cause clots in the brain leading to a stroke.
The prevalence of high blood pressure among Black people in the United States is among the highest in the world.
About 55% of Black adults have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension or HBP. Black people also have disproportionately high rates of more severe HBP and it develops earlier in life.
When your blood pressure is high for too long, it damages your blood vessels – and LDL (bad) cholesterol begins to accumulate along tears in your artery walls. This leads to narrowed arteries and increases the workload of your circulatory system while decreasing its efficiency.
As a result, high blood pressure puts you at greater risk for developing life-changing and life-threatening conditions.
Seen in pictures posted on TMZ.com, Jamie’s loved ones appeared to be in good spirits over the weekend, and there are signs he’s alert and active — including the fact Kristin left the center with Mother’s Day flowers and a balloon.
What’s next for Jamie?
It was just announced that the Oscar-winner will ‘keep in the family’ and host a new show, “We Are Family” on the FOX network alongside his daughter, Corinne.
They said they were “thrilled” to have worked on the show.
The father and daughter duo have previously appeared together on another music-based game show, “Beat Shazam,” broadcast on the same network.
“We hope this show brings as much fun to audiences at home as we’ve had creating it when it premieres next year,” they said in a joint statement.
The new show will feature non-famous relatives of celebrities performing duets with their hidden famous family member, while audience members attempt to guess their identity through clues in order to win a $100,000 prize.
It is scheduled to be broadcast in 2024.
Allison Wallach, one of the Fox Entertainment bosses, described the Foxx family presenting pair – who UK audiences may have seen together on-screen in recent TV adverts – as “important partners to the Fox family.”
“Their boundless energy and charming interplay with contestants are irresistible, which make them the perfect hosts of We Are Family,” said Wallach.