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Jamie Foxx to Return to ‘Beat Shazam’ After Life-Threatening Health Scare

Jamie Foxx is getting back to business after his mystery health scare in 2023. After he skipped last season to recover from his life-threatening medical condition and hospitalization last year, the actor is now set to return as co-host of Fox’s Beat Shazam alongside his daughter Corinne.

The network announced Monday (March 4) that the father-daughter duo would again be taking the game show stage for its upcoming seventh installment, which premieres May 28. The series finds the Foxxes leading contestants as they compete against each other to guess the titles of hit songs, after which the first-place team goes head-to-head against Apple’s music-discovery software Shazam.

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In Jamie and Corinne’s absence last season, The Masked Singer emcee Nick Cannon stepped in to guest-host with Kelly Osbourne as his DJ.

The update comes almost a year after news broke of Foxx’s undisclosed illness, which led to his urgent hospitalization in April 2023 while he was in the middle of filming Back in Action in Atlanta. Corinne was the first to update fans about her father’s condition at the time, taking to Instagram to write that he’d suffered a “medical complication” but was “already on his way to recovery.”

Since then, the Academy Award winner still hasn’t divulged details about what happened to him, although he has revealed how close he came to possibly dying as a result. “I cherish every single minute now, it’s different,” he told the crowd at the Critics Choice Association’s Celebration of Cinema and Television: Honoring Black, Latino and AAPI Achievements in December, noting that he wouldn’t have been able to walk himself to the stage even six months prior.

“I wouldn’t wish what I went though on my worst enemy because it’s tough when it’s almost over, when you see the tunnel,” he continued. “I saw the tunnel, I didn’t see the light. It was hot in that tunnel too, I don’t know where I was going. ‘S–t, am I going to the right place?’”

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