The Oscar winner, 55, fought back tears as he divulged the “hellish” experience he went through in an emotional video on Instagram Friday night.
He said, “I went through something I thought I would never ever go through,” Foxx said, informing his 16 million followers he’s not “blind” or “paralyzed.”
“I know a lot of people were waiting or wanting to hear an update but to be honest with you, I didn’t want you to see me like that man,’ he admitted, with tears in his eyes,” he went on.
“I want you to see me laughing, having a good time, partying, cracking a joke, doing a movie, or a television show. I didn’t want you to see me with tubes running out of me and trying to figure out if I was going to make it through.”
The actor didn’t disclose his illness, but is finally “on the road to recovery.”
Foxx praised his sister, Deondra Dixon, and daughter, Corinne Foxx, 29, for saving his life.
“To them, to God, to a lot of great medical people, I’m able to leave you this video,” Foxx said.
“I cannot tell you how great it feels to have your family kick in in such a way, and y’all know they kept it airtight, they didn’t let nothing out, they protected me, and that’s what I hope that everyone could have in moments like these. But, I’m coming back, and I am able to work.”
He did, however, publicly speak out via Instagram in May to thank his fans for “all the love,” adding that he felt “blessed.”
Foxx was seen getting choked up in Friday’s video, warning fans that they are likely to see him “burst into tears” with gratitude in public.
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