Jamie Foxx Shares How "Courageous" Sister Deidra Dixon Saved His Life in Birthday Message

Jamie Foxx paid tribute to his sister Deidra Dixon for her birthday, more than a week after he credited her with helping to save his life.

By Corinne Heller Aug 02, 2023 4:03 PMTags
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Jamie Foxx reflected on his younger sister Deidra Dixon's role in saving his life following his medical emergency in a moving birthday tribute.

"Happy birthday to my beautiful for sister @frequency11," he wrote on Instagram Aug. 1, alongside a photo of the two. "'D'… you are magical you are beautiful you are the courageous lionesses #leoseason And without you I would not be here… had you not made the decisions that you made I would've lost my life…. I love you forever and ever happy birthday sis #swipeleft"

Foxx's message to the 46-year-old comes one week after he spoke for the first time about his hospitalization back in April. At the time, his daughter Corinne Foxx explained that her dad had suffered a "medical complication" and subsequently kept followers up to date on his recovery—including refuting rumors about his condition.

And in his first on-screen comments, the Django Unchained actor cited Deidra and Corinne among those who got him through the trying time.

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"My sister Deidra Dixon, my daughter Corinne Marie saved my life," the 55-year-old said. "To them, to God, to a lot of great medical people, I'm able to leave you this video."

While the actor did not disclose his health ailment, he stated that he "went through something that I thought I would never ever go through."

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And Jamie, who further noted that he went through "hell and back," acknowledged the curiosity over his condition and recovery. In fact, he explained why he's largely kept a low profile—aside from a recent appearance at Formula One event and a boat outing in Chicago—since his hospitalization.

"I know a lot of people were waiting or wanting to hear updates, but to be honest with you, I just didn't want you to see me like that, man," he continued. "I want you to see me laughing, having a good time partying, cracking a joke, doing a movie, television show. I didn't want you to see me with tubes running out of me and trying to figure out if I was gonna make it through."

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