Nick Cannon to Host ‘Beat Shazam’ Amid Jamie Foxx Hospitalization

Jamie Foxx and Nick Cannon (Credit: Deposit Photos)

As Jamie Foxx continues to recover from an undisclosed illness, Nick Cannon will replace him as host of music game show, Beat Shazam.

On Wednesday morning, TMZ reported Foxx would not appear on the next season of the Fox network show, saying the actor and singer remains hospitalized with sources urging fans to “pray for Jamie.”

Later in the day, producers of Beat Shazam released a statement on Instagram announcing Cannon would take over hosting duties.

“Beat Shazam has been an unscripted mainstay on the Fox schedule for six seasons and counting,” the show’s statement began. “This season, not wanting fans of the game show to miss a minute of the fun, Nick Cannon has offered to fill in as a guest host for his friends, Jamie and Corinne Foxx.”

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The statement said Kelly Osbourne is stepping up to the DJ booth this summer, replacing Jamie’s daughter Corinne Foxx as she remains by her dad’s side.

Beat Shazam premiered in 2017 and is produced by Jamie Foxx, Mark Burnett, Barry Poznick and Lauren Zalaznick.

The show pits teams of two against the clock and each other as they try to identify hit songs. In the end, the team with the most money banked goes up against popular song identification app, Shazam.

A May 3 post on the Beat Shazam Instagram Account said Nick Cannon will fill-in host for Jamie Foxx. (Credit: Instagram)
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Foxx’s daughter Corinne posted a statement to Instagram on April 12, revealing the actor was hospitalized.

“We wanted to share that my father, Jamie Foxx, experienced a medical complication yesterday (April 11),” she shared. “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.”

Since then, the family has not released any details on his condition.

The Oscar-winning actor had been busy working on his upcoming Netflix movie Back in Action when he became ill. Filming was temporarily halted, but resumed days later with a stand-in actor, according to published reports.