Following a “medical complication,” Jamie Foxx was taken to an Atlanta hospital, according to information released by his family late Wednesday night. The specifics of the medical complication were kept under wraps. Foxx was initially “taken to the hospital,” according to TMZ when it allegedly occurred on Tuesday morning local time.
Foxx was in Atlanta filming “Back in Action,” a new Netflix comedy starring Cameron Diaz. It is directed by Seth Gordon, who also helmed “Horrible Bosses,” and features Glenn Close, Andrew Scott, the priest from “Fleabag,” and Jamie Demetriou as the comic. For this project, Diaz “came out of retirement,” her first in almost a decade.
Images from the Atlanta set earlier this week showed Foxx, Diaz, and Close supporting a girls’ soccer team, despite Gordon’s reluctance to reveal the movie’s plot. Foxx had a whistle around his neck and was sporting what appeared to be a coach’s jacket with the word “Dragons” embroidered on it.
In the U.K., where the movie was made until last month, one stunt included an explosion filmed on the River Thames. Unfortunately, the hospitalization of Foxx is not the only hiccup to occur on set. The multi-hyphenate was reportedly the target of a $40,000 scam last month, which temporarily halted Back in Action filming.
The Sun claims that Foxx terminated several production team members in relation to the alleged scheme, including an executive producer, two directors, and his own driver.