Jamie Foxx honors ‘courageous’ sister Deidra for saving his life: ‘I love you forever’

Jamie Foxx is thanking his sister, Deidra Dixon, for saving his life.

The 55-year-old actor took to Instagram Tuesday and shared a heartwarming post in honor of his sister’s birthday.

“Happy birthday to my beautiful for sister @frequency11 ‘D’… you are magical you are beautiful you are the courageous lionesses #leoseason,” he wrote. “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,” Foxx wrote alongside a carousel of photos of the siblings.

The Oscar winner’s post follows a video he shared to Instagram on July 22 where he addressed his fans and talked about the “medical complication” that led to his hospitalization in April.

“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 said in the three-minute video. “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.”

Foxx said it was his sister and daughter Corinne Foxx who “saved” his life, although he also thanked God and the “great medical people” for getting him to where he is today.

The actor continued to remain quiet on the cause of his hospitalization and thanked his family for doing the same.

“I cannot tell you how great it feels to have your family kick in, in such a way, and y’all know they kept it airtight, they didn’t let nothing out,” he said. “They protected me. And that’s what I hope everyone could have in the moments like these.”

He did take a moment to briefly dispel rumors that began to spread on the internet.

“I went to hell and back. And my road to recovery had some potholes as well. But I’m coming back. And I’m able to work.”


So glad to hear Jamie is doing much better than just a few months ago. We hope he continues to make progress!