The actor was shooting a film in Atlanta when he was taken ill; his daughter Corinne posted: ‘He is on already on his way to recovery.’

The family of Jamie Foxx revealed on Wednesday evening that the actor has been hospitalised in Atlanta following a “medical complication”.

“We wanted to share that my father Jamie Foxx experienced a medical complication yesterday,” Foxx’s daughter, Corinne Foxx, posted in a statement on Instagram. “Luckily due to quick action and great care he is already on his way to recovery. We know how beloved he is and appreciate your prayers. The family asks for privacy during this time.”

No more details were given; some sites including TMZ suggested Foxx was first taken to hospital on Tuesday.

Foxx was in Atlanta shooting Back in Action, a Netflix comedy which marks Cameron Diaz’s return to a film role for the first time in almost a decade. The film also stars Andrew Scott and Jamie Demetriou and is directed by Seth Gordon, with whom Foxx worked on Horrible Bosses.

Foxx, 55, won the best actor Oscar in 2005 for his portrayal of the pianist and singer Ray Charles in the biopic, Ray and was nominated for best supporting actor the same year for his role in Tom Cruise drama Collateral.

Other key films include Django Unchained, Annie, Jarhead and the Spider-Man franchise.

He has also made five albums, the last four of which have made the US Top 10, and won a Grammy award in 2010 for single Blame It.

He has two children, Corinne and Annalise Bishop.

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