Jamie Foxx Breaks Silence on Recent Health Struggles: "I Went to Hell and Back, But I'm On My Way Back"
By Negilla 'Keena' Cenac, KNC Radio
In a heartfelt and emotional video posted on his Instagram on Friday night, Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx opened up about his recent medical emergency and the challenging journey of recovery that followed. Foxx had been shrouded in mystery since April when he was reportedly hospitalized due to a "medical complication" that kept him in the hospital for several weeks.
While the nature of his condition remains undisclosed, Foxx took the opportunity to express his gratitude to all those who offered prayers and messages of support during his trying time. "I cannot even begin to tell you how far it took me and how it brought me back. I went through something that I thought I would never, ever go through," the actor revealed in the video.
Throughout his recovery, Jamie Foxx deliberately kept a low profile, staying away from the public eye to maintain privacy. He explained, "I just didn't want you to see me like that. I want you to see me laughing, having a good time, partying, cracking a joke, doing a movie, a television show. I just didn't want you to see me with tubes running out of me and trying to figure out if I was going to make it through."
The actor expressed immense gratitude to his sister, Deidra Dixon, and his daughter, Corinne, for their unwavering support during this challenging period. They played a significant role in shielding him from the media and preserving his privacy, although their silence led to various speculations and unfounded rumors.
Addressing the erroneous claims that circulated during his recovery, Foxx clarified, "Some people are saying I was blind, but as you can see, the eyes are working just fine. They said I was paralyzed — I'm not paralyzed. But I did go through… I went to hell and back. My road to recovery had some potholes as well, but I'm coming back, and I'm able to work."
In a candid moment, Foxx confessed to the emotional toll of his ordeal, "I know they talk about people crying on videos — you can do a take two — but I'm not gonna do a take two. It is what it is. If you see me out from now on and every once in a while I just burst into tears, it's because it's been tough, man. I've been sick, man. But now, I've got my legs under me, so you're gonna see me out."
Ending on a positive and promising note, the actor reassured his fans, "I just want to say that I love everybody, and I love all the love that I got… I am on my way back."
Foxx's initial post in early May, which simply stated, "Appreciate all the love!!! Feeling blessed," marked the beginning of his communication with the public about his health.
Recently, Foxx has been spotted enjoying summer activities, including his love for golf and boating. Notably, he was praised for rescuing a woman's purse in Chicago, showing his kindness and heroism amid personal challenges.
In addition to his recovery, Foxx has exciting projects on the horizon. His most recent release, "They Cloned Tyrone," a sci-fi Blaxploitation homage, hit Netflix on Friday. The actor also hinted at "big things coming soon" while posing beside a gold race car, and reportedly, he is in Las Vegas working on a campaign for sports betting company BetMGM throughout the upcoming football season.
As Jamie Foxx continues to make progress on his road to recovery, fans and well-wishers eagerly anticipate seeing the talented actor return to the screen and showcase his undeniable charisma and talent once more.
By Negilla 'Keena' Cenac, KNC Radio
Britney Spears has set the entertainment world abuzz with excitement as she makes her highly anticipated return to music with a brand-new collaboration. After nearly a year without new music, the chart-topping singer has lent her mesmerizing vocals to will.i.am's latest single, "Mind Your Business," which was released on Friday, July 21.
Fans of the duo will be thrilled to hear that this is not their first time working together. The talented pair previously joined forces on the 2011 Femme Fatale album cut, "Big Fat Bass," which was followed by their chart-topping smash hit, "Scream & Shout," in 2013. Their undeniable chemistry and musical synergy have left fans eagerly awaiting this new musical venture.
But this collaboration is not just a reunion; it's a testament to their long-standing history of working together. Back in 2013, will.i.am took on the role of executive producer for Britney's acclaimed and deeply personal album, "Britney Jean." The album featured hit singles like "Work B*tch" and "Perfume," captivating audiences worldwide and solidifying their creative partnership.
The announcement of "Mind Your Business" by will.i.am sent shockwaves through social media on July 17, creating a buzz of anticipation that intensified with an extended teaser of the track. Fans can hardly contain their excitement as they prepare to witness the magic that this power duo is set to create once again.
But that's not all Britney has in store for her devoted fans. In a truly internet-breaking revelation, the pop sensation is set to release her long-awaited memoir, "The Woman In Me," later this year. This brave and captivating account promises to delve into Britney's journey to freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith, and hope.
One of the most compelling aspects of "The Woman In Me" will be Britney's candid exploration of her 13-year conservatorship and her eventual victory in overturning it. This pivotal moment in her life galvanized legions of Britney stans and the general public to rally behind the #FreeBritney movement, showcasing the profound impact her story has had on countless individuals.
As anticipation for both the memoir and the new single reaches a fever pitch, Britney Spears continues to solidify her status as an iconic figure in the entertainment industry. With her powerful voice and unwavering resilience, she remains an inspiration to millions of fans worldwide.
Fans of Britney and will.i.am can now enjoy "Mind Your Business" and prepare to immerse themselves in the captivating journey that "The Woman In Me" promises to be. As the pop princess reclaims her voice and her story, there's no doubt that her return to the spotlight will be nothing short of extraordinary.
By Negilla 'Keena' Cenac, KNC Radio
Acclaimed actor Jamie Foxx has delighted his fans with a recent Instagram post, providing a glimpse into his exciting upcoming projects. This update comes three months after the star faced a health scare that left fans concerned.
On Thursday, the 55-year-old actor treated his Instagram followers to an alluring snapshot. In the photo, Foxx exuded elegance, dressed in a sleek black suit as he confidently posed atop a striking gold and black Formula One race car. The image, which captured the attention of fans and industry insiders alike, was part of an ad campaign for BetMGM, a well-known sports betting company in exclusive partnership with MGM Resorts. Expressing gratitude for his association with the BetMGM family and reflecting on his time in Las Vegas, Jamie Foxx teased, "We got BIG things coming soon," alongside a playful fox emoji cleverly denoting his name.
Although the specific date of the photo remains undisclosed, acclaimed photographer Erik Umphery revealed in the comments that it was taken during a delightful two-day collaboration with the multi-talented actor. This revelation serves as a tantalizing hint, suggesting that Foxx is actively involved in captivating projects and remains committed to delivering remarkable content.
The Instagram post generated a spectrum of emotions among fans. Many expressed overwhelming excitement and admiration for the beloved "Beat Shazam" host, eagerly anticipating his return to the entertainment spotlight. One enthusiastic follower even wrote, "Love love LOVE seeing this."
Conversely, a few fans appeared intrigued by the photo, speculating whether it might be an AI-generated creation. However, the prevailing sentiment among Foxx's dedicated followers was sheer delight in having him back on their feeds, eagerly awaiting the unveiling of his forthcoming endeavors.
Since his daughter Corinne first disclosed news of his health complication back in April, Jamie Foxx and his inner circle have opted to keep details about his condition private. This decision has naturally piqued fans' curiosity and concern, but the recent Instagram post serves as a reassuring indication that the esteemed actor has made a full recovery and is poised to make a significant impact once again in the entertainment industry.
As Jamie Foxx continues to surprise and charm fans with his undeniable talent and charisma, the entertainment world is eagerly awaiting further updates on the exciting projects hinted at in his latest post. For now, all enthusiasts can do is closely monitor for any forthcoming announcements and relish the anticipation of witnessing Jamie Foxx shine brighter than ever before.
Two-time GRAMMY-nominated artiste Skip Marley has announced via social media that the remaining dates of his CHANGE TOUR will be postponed.
This, after testing positive with COVID-19. He says the new dates will be announced soon.
Skip’s announcement arrived following the release of a new rendition of his single “Change,” this time featuring Dancehall vocalist Beenie Man, and remixed by the award-winning producer Tony Kelly.
The remix is accompanied by a series of powerful new animated visuals . Discussing the concept of the visuals, Skip explained, that ‘Change’ is about letting what matters most to us motivate us to do better.
Earlier this year, Skip Marley released the single titled “Jane” featuring Nigerian-based Afropop sensation Ayra Starr.
MATTEL RELEASES TINA TURNER BARBIE DOLL TO CELEBRATE SINGER’S HIT SONG ‘WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT’
Toy company Mattel is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Tina Turner’s hit song with a Barbie created in her likeness.
The doll, which is part of their Barbie Signature Music Series, is wearing an outfit inspired by the music video for one of her songs, “What’s Love Got to Do With It.”
She’s in a black mini dress paired with a denim jacket — and don’t forget about that signature hairstyle.
The eight-time Grammy winner enjoyed huge success in the late 1960s and early 1970s performing with her husband, Ike Turner, but the couple divorced in 1978 after a stormy marriage in which she was beaten.
She retired from performing after her last tour, which ended in 2009.
While Dancehall and Reggae as a collective is at a standstill on the international scene, the Afrobeats sound continues to break musical barriers.
The recent development sees the Afrobeats genre being added as a category in the American Music Awards AMA’s ahead of its ceremony on November 21.
This week, organizers of the AMAs announced its complete list of nominees and introduced for the first time, a new category strictly for Afrobeats.
Dubbed Favorite Afrobeats Artist, the category sees Burna Boy, CKay, Fireboy DML, Tems, and Wizkid vying for the coveted title.
Other nominees include Bad Bunny, who leads the pack with eight nominations, followed by Beyonce, Drake, and Taylor Swift with six nominations each.
The ceremony for the American Music Awards is scheduled to take place on November 21 at the Microsoft Theater in the US.
Saint Lucian - American Singer, Song-writter/Producer, Sherwinn ‘Dupes’ Brice has released a new single with Keen 'The Mecca' Cotter & AllLuvNoMercy
Today I got to listen to a new single 'God Did' by AllLuvNoMercy featuring Dupes' & The Mecca inside KNC Radio listening sessions and I can’t help it but to brag! It’s on fire !
According to Dupes, "God Did is an introspective alternative hip-hop record with afrobeat and reggaeton molding the skeleton upon which visceral emotions are spewed. With lyrics like "I already walked on water before, what more could you ask for?" setting the tone, one can only expect a deeply personal song from two of the most accomplished urban acts from the Helen of The West".
Over the years Dupes and The Mecca has produced, written and co-written singles, albums, mixtapes, and compilations for themselves and other artists in genres ranging from Gospel to Hip-Hop, Dancehall to Soca, Pop and Rock.
Dupes and The Mecca has been hitmakers in Saint Lucia for over 15 years, with Dip Pon De Floor, Yes Garcon, Imagine, Impossible, African Lady, Welcome To Paradise, Seasons, Hungover, Your body and more.
Check out and preview the new single below
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The new Top Gun movie has given Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise his first $100 million opening weekend at the box office.
Top Gun: Maverick sees him reprise his role as US navy pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell from the original 1986 film.
In its first three days in North American theatres, the sequel earned an estimated $124 million (£98m) in ticket sales, Paramount Pictures said Sunday.
Worldwide, that figure is raised to an estimated $248 million.
Cruise’s previous biggest opening weekend for a movie came in 2005 with War of the Worlds, which raked in $64 million.
The 59-year-old’s second outing as Maverick also had the fourth biggest opening of any film in the Covid-era, behind the best-selling Spider-Man: No Way Home, second-placed Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and then The Batman.
A Jamaican is among the cast members of “The Real Housewives of Dubai”.
Former Miss Jamaica winner Lesa “Milan” Hall will join the latest instalment of the hit American reality television franchise, which premieres this Wednesday on Bravo.
Hall will be inducted alongside five other “housewives”.
She is described on the show’s website as “a successful fashion designer and entrepreneur living out her dreams in Dubai.” The Jamaican mother of three, is married to millionaire financier and real estate developer Richard Hall.
In 2009, Hall competed in the Miss Universe Jamaica contest, and from 2008 to 2009, she was a member of the cast of BET’s College Hill.
R&B singer and songwriter Ciara has announced that her new album is ready for release.
It has been three years since she last released an album but now she is ready to make her musical return with her eighth studio album. Ciara in a recent interview told the associated press, “I’m working on my album, I’m actually finished with my album, which I’m excited about”.
Accotding to Rap Up, the ‘Level Up’ artiste has already shot a video for the first single off the album, reportedly titled ‘Jump’. Though the title of the album has not been released, fans are excited non the less for her return.
Ciara has been mainly focused on her family, recently she and her husband Russell Wilson released their children’s book ‘Why Not You?’. She also recently fulfilled one of her dreams by landing the coveted cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition.