Jamie Foxx Reveals How Oprah & Sidney Poitier Saved Him At His Weakest Point

ILOSM family, many of us knew Jamie Foxx and Oprah Winfrey went back like Cracker Jacks, but had no clue why they were so tight..until now. It turns out, Oprah saved Jamie from himself when he was at his lowest, most vulnerable point, even though it really should have been one of his highest moments in life. *Scroll down to watch Jamie explain his touching story*

While interviewing on The Howard Stern Show, Jamie revisited a story he’d shared once before on The Steve Harvey Show a couple years ago about Oprah. Her help started in 2005, when Jamie was nominated for an Oscar Award for his phenomenal portrayal of music icon, Ray Charles, in the film, Ray (2004). Jamie says he was going WAY too overboard with his hardcore partying ways behind the scenes, so Oprah stepped in and staged an intervention…

The Much Needed Reality Check
Foxx admitted he was doing every “f*%kin’ think you could possibly imagine” at the point in his life, and Oprah called him out of the blue with a reality check, by telling him, “You’re blowing it.”
“[She said], ‘All of this gallivanting and all this kind of s**t, that’s not what you want to do… want to take you somewhere. Make you understand the significance of what you’re doing,’” Jamie recalled. But there’s more…

The Intervention

Here’s the thing, Oprah didn’t just do an ‘intervention,’ she did it BIG…and it included music icon, Quincy Jones; iconic actor/Oscar winner, Sidney Poitier; and many more Black acting legends from the old school era, who were all there hoping Jamie would get his mind right- a moment that he’ll never forget. Jamie said it wasn’t until Poitier spoke to him man to man, Oscar winner to then-Oscar nominee, that he broke down in tears right there in front of everyone. Watch Jamie explain why this made him cry and straighten up his ways in both of the clips below…

Jamie explained that he was taken by surprise when he showed up to Oprah’s home that day and he is forever grateful to all of them for that.”To this day, it’s the most significant time in my life,” Jamie admitted. This reminds me of a quote Oprah once said:

“I don’t think you ever stop giving. I really don’t. I think it’s an ongoing process. And it’s not just about being able to write a check. It’s being able to touch somebody’s life.” -Oprah Winfrey

Source & Credit: iloveoldschoolmusic.com

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