Jamie Foxx is best known as the talented singer, actor and writer. In his many roles, Jamie always adds a little something extra that shows his incredible work ethic like in Any Given Sunday, or his comedic side as “Wanda” in the In Living Color series, or his award-winning serious acting in the biopic, Ray about the life and trial of Ray Charles.
But it was that during that time after playing Ray, that Jamie was almost about to lose it all due to his extreme partying and alcoholism.
It was Oprah and other members of the Black Hollywood that told Jamie he was going down the wrong path. Oprah told Jamie that he was ruining his career, and that it was high time that he straightened up, and said, “All of this gallivanting and all this kind of s**t that’s not what you want to do. I want to take you somewhere.” She then took him to a party where it was really an intervention that involved Quincy Jones, Sidney Poitier and a few other actors, who helped Jamie sober up, and pushed him towards living a more responsible life.
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CELEBRITY HEALTH: JAMIE FOXX: OVERCOMING ALCOHOLISM & LOSING HIS MIND AT 18 was originally published on praisecleveland.com