Mike Tyson claims Jamie Foxx has suffered a stroke as his family gather around his bedside at Chicago rehab centre following the health scare
Jamie Foxx is said to have had a stroke after it was previously claimed he suffered a mystery health scare last month, according to Mike Tyson. The actor, 55, has been treated at a facility in Chicago, which specializes in treatment for adults with 'severe complex conditions', including stroke recovery. During an appearance on the Valuetainment podcast, ex-boxer Mike said of Jamie: 'He's not feeling well. They said a stroke. I have no idea what happened to him.' The actor's health scare has come as a shock to fans and those who knew him, including host Patrick Bet-David, who revealed in his discussion with Tyson that he dined out with the star just months before. 'We were at a restaurant in LA... he showed up, looked really good,' he said. 'And then all of a sudden you hear stories.' The boxer responded: 'Hey listen, we can't anticipate our next breath, we don't know when we're going to die.' Jamie, who was born Eric Bishop, was filming the action-comedy Back In Action with Cameron Diaz in Atlanta, Georgia, in April when he was admitted to hospital. According to reports, Jamie's health scare has thrown production into chaos, and Cameron, 51, has been filming with body doubles in his absence. His role in the film, which had already faced several bouts of delays and accidents, has been plunged into uncertainty, with Bet-David questioning: 'Is he still doing the movie or no?' Tyson then revealed there was a 'possibility' that Foxx would have played him in a biopic, adding: 'I don't know what's going to happen now.' 'Jamie's closer to my age, and they were going to do to him what they did with Benjamin Button, they were going to make him young (for the film),' he continued. The discussion circled back to the questions over Foxx's condition, with Tyson concluding: 'If we don't know by now, they don't want us to know.' Jamie's daughter Corinne was among several loved ones to visit the actor at his physical rehab center over the weekend. Corrine was pictured arriving at the facility, which is touted as the top rehabilitation center in the country, for 'the most severe, complex conditions'. It specializes in the treatment of severe conditions like strokes, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. His good friend Dave Brown was also seen visiting the facility and spent time chatting to Corinne before going to visit the star. Corinne confirmed in a statement via Instagram that her father is currently receiving 'great care' and 'is already on his way to recovery.' Jamie is understood to have arrived at the facility in late April and is 'recovering well' after first getting treatment at a hospital in Atlanta. Shortly after Jamie's 'stroke', sources claimed to Page Six that he suffers from high blood pressure and that he was 'lucky to be alive'. In an Instagram post on May 3, his family posted on his profile said: 'Appreciate all the love!!! Feeling blessed' followed by praying hands, heart and fox emojis. It's unclear if Jamie himself made the post. At that point, no further details on his condition had been shared, leading to speculation about how serious his illness is. The Oscar winner's account also gave a shout-out on Instagram to friend Nick Cannon who has filled in hosting duties for him on popular game show Beat Shazam.
Via: Daily Mail