Jamie Foxx is in recovery and seen playing pickleball in Chicago

Jamie Foxx’s recovery is in full swing as he’s spotted playing pickleball in Chicago – as he remains silent on three-month mystery illness and future of his film with Cameron Diaz

  • Jamie Foxx was spotted playing pickleball in Chicago this week
  • The actor was forced to abandon filming with Diaz after a medical emergency 

Actor and comedian Jamie Foxx was spotted on the pickleball courts of Chicago as he recovers from a mysterious ‘medical complication’.

A photo posted to Instagram on Tuesday showed Foxx and his pickleball partner meeting a rival duo at the net.

He was smiling in a backwards baseball cap and sunglasses, and wearing a sporty black outfit. 

Foxx is recovering from an illness that took him off the film set in April and away from filming Back in Action, in which he stars with Cameron Diaz.

His sighting on the court comes after he was seen at a driving range near to Chicago, and prior to that cruising the Chicago River on a boat.

Jamie Foxx and his pickleball partner were seen in a photo posted to Instagram meeting a rival duo at the net

Foxx is recovering from an illness that took him off the film set (pictured) in April and away from filming Back in Action, in which he stars with Cameron Diaz

The actor has reportedly been playing pickleball for months. In May, his daughter shared an update on his status to Instagram saying that his recuperation was well underway and that since leaving the hospital he had been playing the game.

Concerns about Foxx’s health began on April 12 when his daughter announced in an Instagram post that he had a medical emergency while filming in Georgia but was ‘already on his way to recovery’.

At the time of having to abort filming, Foxx was said by the LA Times to only have had eight days of shooting left. Days after his absence, Diaz was seen filming with his body double.

His sighting on the pickleball court is the latest in a string of sightings of the actor around the city. 

This week he reunited a woman with her missing handbag in another happy public appearance since his release from hospital.

In footage, Foxx can be seen returning one lucky lady’s purse, before sliding back into to his black SUV.

‘Mom lost her bag in Chicago today Jamie Foxx found it and brought it to her and he said he feels good y’all God is good,’ a fan wrote under an Instagram video of the encounter. 


Foxx also hosted the show Beat Shazam alongside his daughter, who served as the show’s deejay. She first announced the medical emergency in April

Jamie Foxx reunited a woman with her missing bag in Chicago on Monday

A fan can be heard yelling in the background: ‘Thank you, Jamie.’ 

Jamie’s latest appearance comes amid ongoing speculation and rumor about his medical struggles – which threw his recent movie project into disarray.

While he appears to be on the mend, he has yet to reveal the status of the project – which marked Cameron’s return to Hollywood after a years-long retirement.

The comedian has also been seen out golfing amid his recovery.

Over the weekend, he was spotted at a Topgolf driving range in Naperville, Illinois.

An eyewitness told TMZ Jamie’s swing was ‘better than the people with whom he was competing.’ The insider also described the Oscar winner’s swing as ‘very strong’ and revealed he beat the rest of his group.

They said: ‘He was walking regular, not dragging his leg. His arm movement were definitely good. He was just regular Jamie.’

The report noted that the Topgolf location is near the physical rehabilitation facility in Chicago, where Jamie had been seeking treatment following his health scare.

On Sunday, Jamie was also seen cruising around down the Chicago River on a mega-boat sailing.

He was joined by at least two other passengers and later hit send on his first tweet since his health crisis.

The 55-year-old actor, who was hospitalized for an unspecified condition in April, appeared in high spirits as he carried out his latest good deed while continuing his recovery in Windy City; seen in March 2023

In early May, the performer wrote on Instagram: ‘Appreciate all the love!!! Feeling blessed’ (seen in February)

Referencing his alcohol brand Brown Sugar Bourbon, he said: ‘Boat life celebrating summer with @brownsugarbbn. Stay blessed!’

In early May – the same day he announced Nick Cannon and Kelly Osbourne would replace him and his daughter Corinne Foxx as hosts of Beat Shazam – the actor broke his silence for the first time since his hospitalization.

‘Appreciate all the love!!! Feeling blessed,’ he said on Instagram.

Presenter Nick Cannon recently stated Jamie would detail his medical condition when he was ready.

‘One thing I’ve always respected about how Jamie’s moved throughout his entire career, if you’ve noticed, he’s always been somebody who is extremely professional and extremely private,’ he told Extra TV.

Cannon continued: ‘I mean, you don’t ever really hear anything other than just the great work that he puts forth as a professional and the fact that, you know, he’s handled this situation with the same manner, you only can respect that.

‘I believe when he’s ready, he’s going to address the awaiting fans in the world [about his health] the way that only he can.’

When asked if Jamie had suffered a stroke, the Masked Singer host declined to give details on Jamie’s condition.

Jamie has yet to reveal what his recovery means for the future of his movie Back In Action, which marked his friend Cameron Diaz’s return to Hollywood after a years-long retirement

Jamie’s health scare came a few weeks after he returned to the set of the trouble-hit thriller Back in Action, amid reports he had a ‘meltdown’ that allegedly caused his co-star Cameron, 50, to want to quit acting again, though the pair were photographed days later in a return to filming.

It currently remains unclear what the status of the movie is – although it’s understood that while the bulk of filming had been completed, it still has to go through post-production. 

In June, a close friend of Cameron’s admitted to DailyMail.com that even the actress ‘wasn’t sure’ what was going on with the project, adding that the starlet ‘wasn’t very proud of it’ because of all the on-set drama that had transpired in the lead-up to Jamie’s hospitalization. 

‘Cameron has not spoken to Jamie at all and does not know anything other than what she hears,’ the insider revealed. 

‘Cameron has not signed on for another film and is not currently taking any new scripts,’ the pal revealed. ‘Honestly, she is not sure what is going on with Back In Action and isn’t very proud of it, considering there was so much drama even before Jamie was hospitalized.’

The actress was – according to her friend – ready to quit acting for a second time when problems started occurring behind the scenes of Back In Action. The ongoing issues are said to have caused Cameron and Jamie to get into heated arguments on-set.

Their disagreements were reportedly never resolved prior to Jamie’s hospitalization, and the friend said that Cameron was suffering from huge ‘guilt’ over the fact that she and her pal never ‘made amends’.

‘Cameron feels a tremendous sense of guilt now about their quarrels since she has not been able to make amends,’ the insider shared.

Although filming for Back In Action is finished, the source added that there are ‘major setbacks in post production’ for the Netflix-funded movie, noting that even Cameron isn’t sure what will happen with the project. 

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