The Rep Of Jamie Foxx Shuts Down Rumors
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The Rep Of Jamie Foxx Shuts Down Rumors

As Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx continues to recover in rehab following an unspecified “medical complication,” a rep is finally speaking out to clear the air on the unsubstantiated claim that the Ray star suffered a stroke that left him partially blind and paralyzed as a result of the COVID-19 vaccine.

In an exclusive statement to NBC News, his rep said that the allegation is “completely inaccurate,” although he declined to offer any more specifications or clarifications on the cause of the actor’s condition. This marks the first time that another party outside of Foxx’s immediate family has spoken on the actor’s behalf in an official capacity. Prior to these claims, his daughter Corrine took to social media to dispel separate false claims that made it seem like her father was on his death bed.

“Update from family: Sad to see how the media runs wild. My Dad has been out of the hospital for weeks, recuperating. In fact, he was playing pickle ball yesterday! Thanks for everyone’s prayers and support!,” she said, as previously reported by The Root.

When it went downhill…

The conspiracy theory began on 30 May, when Hollywood gossip columnist AJ Benza made the unsubstantiated claim on Ask Dr Drew, hosted by reality TV host Dr Drew Pinsky. During the podcast episode, Benza alleged that Foxx was forced to get the Covid-19 vaccine while he was working on a film, citing a source “in the room” with Foxx when he was hospitalized. Despite Foxx’s representatives refuting Benza’s claims, it hasn’t stopped far-right commentators from spreading the anti-vaccination conspiracy theory on the internet.

Political commentator Candace Owens peddled the theory on her YouTube-based podcast, where she has 1.67m subscribers, on 6 June. In the video, titled “What’s Going On With Jamie Foxx?”, Owens suggested there may be “some veracity” to Benza’s claim because nobody in Foxx’s family had denied it at the time.

Turning Point USA co-founder Charlie Kirk also weighed in on the claim, tweeting on 1 June that he was “infuriated a decent person like Jamie Foxx fell victim to Big Pharma because a movie set is still dumb enough to mandate their cash cow clot shot.”

 

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