Jamie Foxx just made a splash at the Critics Choice Association’s Celebration of Cinema & Television, and boy, did he bring the house down! The 55-year-old Oscar winner strutted his stuff at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, accepting the Vanguard Award like the true legend he is.
Hold on to your popcorn, because Jamie, who’s been MIA since his movie “Back in Action” hit pause due to a medical emergency in April, took center stage and unleashed a comedy hurricane. “You know, it’s crazy, I couldn’t do that six months ago — I couldn’t actually walk… I’m not a clone, I’m not a clone. I know a lot of people who were saying I was cloned out there,” he quipped, setting the tone for a night of pure hilarity.
Jamie, with his A-game humor, spilled the beans on his near-death experience, saying, “It feels good to be here. I cherish every single minute now. It’s different. It’s different. I wouldn’t wish what I went through on my worst enemy, because it’s tough when you almost… When it’s almost over, when you see the tunnel.” And oh boy, did he see that tunnel. “I didn’t see the light! It was hot in that tunnel, so I didn’t know where I was going. S—, am I going to the right place? I saw the devil goin ‘C’mon, now,'” he hilariously recounted.
Buckle up, because Jamie turned his acceptance speech into a 15-minute comedy marathon, leaving the audience in stitches. Wrapping it up like a true showman, he exclaimed, “I want to say six months ago I couldn’t fathom that this could happen or that I would be here, but as I walk up here to this microphone and get this Vanguard Award, all I can say is ‘Lord, have mercy, Jesus.’” And we can’t help but join in the laughter and applause for the man who knows how to turn a medical crisis into a stand-up comedy special!
Jamie Foxx gives emotional speech as he accepts award in his first public appearance since being hospitalized: "I wouldn't wish what I went through on my worst enemy because it's tough when it's almost over … I saw the tunnel. I didn't see the light."@demarcoreports pic.twitter.com/HA8kn5dMvP
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