Is The Biopic Of The Boxing Legend Mike Tyson Starring Jamie Foxx? Update Following Jamie Foxx’S Hospital Discharge

Foxx is most recognized for his performances in “Django Unchained” and “Ray”. As the actor works on his health, fans eagerly await developments, as they want to know what really happened to the academy award-winning actor. Let’s take a deep dive into the story and find out what happened to the thespian.

Who is Jamie Foxx and what happened to him?

Foxx is a renowned American movie star. He started his career as a stage comedian and singer. Throughout the 1990s, Jamie appeared in many films, playing limited comic roles.

He catapulted to fame following a role alongside Will Smith in the 2001 feature film “Ali.” Foxx was next seen with Hollywood heartthrob Tom Cruise in “Collateral.” The role earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

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Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in the 2004 film “Ray” (left) and Ray Charles Original (right). (Credit: Twitter)

Foxx then went on to portray Ray Charles in the 2004 biographical film “Ray”. The role earned him the prestigious “Academy Award for Best Actor.”

Foxx has given numerous outstanding performances. His most notable appearances include “Collateral,” “Ray,” “Dreamgirls,” “Ali,” “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” and “Django Unchained.”

He was last seen in the action horror comedy “Day Shift” (2022). In 2007, he was inducted into the “Hollywood Star of Fame.”

The “Django Unchained” actor was suddenly rushed to the hospital on April 11, 2023. Little is known concerning what transpired with Foxx’s health. He was reported to have been afflicted with an undisclosed “medical illness.”

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Jamie Foxx’s daughter dismissed reports of his bad health. (Credit: Twitter)

Reports from unconfirmed sources also claimed that he was suffering from a “serious illness”. Later, his daughter Corinne Foxx posted an update on her father rejecting the reports, claiming that they were false. As of now, the “Ray” star has already been released from the hospital.

Will Foxx portray Mike Tyson on the big screen?

Since he became ill last month, there has been debate about whether or not Foxx would be able to portray Mike Tyson on the big screen. It is important to mention that Foxx was tapped to play the legendary boxer in an upcoming Hollywood project.

Mike Tyson maintained in a recent podcast that Foxx was not feeling well. He also suggested the possibility of the actor suffering from a stroke.

He was quoted as saying, “I don’t know what’s gonna happen now but it’s a strong possibility.” The former boxer added, “Because he is closer to my age so in order to make him do they were going to do what they did with Benjamin Button.”

The former boxer maintained that he wanted Foxx to portray him on the screen. Tyson stated that he is still “optimistic” about Foxx appearing in his biography.

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