Nick Cannon on Securing Jamie Foxx’s ‘Blessing’ to Host ‘Beat Shazam’ Amid Actor’s Recovery: ‘Jamie’s Happy’

The ‘Wild ‘N Out’ host said of Foxx’s medical condition: ‘I believe when he’s ready, he’ll speak to the waiting fans in the world like only he can.’

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Nick Cannon gets candid about stepping into Jamie Foxx’s shoes for Beat Shazam.

The Masked Singer host, 42, revealed in an interview with Additional that it was Foxx himself who recommended him for the job while the actor, 55, recovers from a medical emergency.

“I was actually working on something else and they said, ‘Jamie wants you to do this.’ And I was like, ‘I would do anything for Jamie’… I had the blessing of him and Corinne [Foxx]Cannon said Additional host Billy Bush.

The host went on to discuss his thoughts on Foxx’s decision to keep the details of his health scare “private.” (A statement released by Foxx’s family describes his medical condition as a “medical complication” and no further information has yet been released.)

Related: Jamie Foxx Won’t Host New Season Of ‘Beat Shazam’ Amid Health Issues, Nick Cannon Tapped To ‘Fill In’

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“One thing that I’ve always respected about the way Jamie has evolved throughout his career, if you’ve noticed he’s always been an extremely professional and extremely private person,” said cannon.

“I mean, you never really hear anything other than the great work he puts forth as a professional and the fact that, you know, he handled that situation the same way you don’t. can only respect that,” he said. continued.

Bush noted that they “understand” the Spiderman: No Coming Home The actor “had a stroke and is recovering” and asked Cannon if he would be able to give an update on how he was doing, to which Cannon replied, “I’m probably in the same boat as you.”

“The information that’s out there is the information that they want to be out there,” he explained.

He continued, “I was definitely one of those people starting out with strong prayers…sending out positive energy, love and prayers. And they were like, ‘Yo, we appreciate all of this, but we got it.’ And, you know, Jamie is happy with the work that I did on Beat Shazam.”

He added, “I believe when he’s ready, he’ll speak to the fans who are waiting for him in the world like only he can.”

Related: Jamie Foxx’s Medical Emergency: Everything We Know So Far

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Last month, Fox confirmed that the Wild ‘N Out would temporarily host the musical game show, and Kelly Osbourne would step in to take on Corinne’s role as DJ as she helps her father recover.

“Everyone at FOX Entertainment wishes Jamie well as he continues his recovery, and we greatly appreciate Nick’s willingness to step up and help this summer,” FOX said in a statement. Corinne, 29, revealed on an Instagram post on April 12 that the comedian was hospitalized while filming his latest movie in Atlanta. Back to action.

“Thankfully, with quick action and great care, he is already on the road to recovery. We know how much he is loved and appreciate your prayers. The family asks for privacy during this time,” said she declared.

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