EXCLUSIVE Update On Jamie Foxx Condition … Not A Stroke Or An Aneurysm … A ‘Brain Bleed’

Tiffany Brockworth |

Last week the entertainment world was taken by storm, when Jamie Foxx’s daughter Corrine announced that he suffered a “medical complication” that required treatment.

At the time, Media Take Out reported that people were speculating all across the Internet, that Jamie had suffered either a “stroke” or an “aneurysm.”

Well Media Take Out spoke with someone close to the family, who explained to us that Jamie’s condition is much LESS serious than either of those.

The insider told us that Jamie, who is just 55 years old, suffered what doctors are calling a “brain bleed.” The actors believe that the bleed, or hemorrhage, was minor, and that Jamie is expected to make a full recovery from it.

The insider told us that Jamie was suffering from headaches, and decided to get himself checked out. That’s when doctors realized that here was an issue, and hospitalized him.

So what causes a brain bleed? Well many things. According to the Centers for Disease and Control these are the five most likely causes.

Head trauma
For people under the age of 50, the most common cause of a brain hemorrhage is a blow to the head caused by a fall or an accident.

High blood pressure
Chronic hypertension (high blood pressure) can weaken the walls of blood vessels and cause them to leak or burst. This is one of the more common types of brain hemorrhages experienced by older people, as well as one of the most preventable.

Amyloid angiography
Amyloid is a protein that can weaken blood vessels and make them brittle. “With certain patients, usually in the older population, the amyloid will be deposited in the blood vessels, causing them to be weak, and then you can have a hemorrhage from the blood vessels breaking,” says Thomas Steineke, M.D., a neurosurgeon and chairman of the Neuroscience Institute at JFK University Medical Center.

An aneurysm is a weakening in the blood vessels that swell and can burst. “Aneurysms were originally thought to be congenital, but the thinking now is they are atherosclerotic, caused by a buildup of plaque in your arteries—meaning the same condition that gives you heart attacks and strokes will cause some blood vessels to become weak and balloon out,” Dr. Steineke says.

Blood vessel abnormalities
Arteriovenous malformations are abnormally formed connections between the arteries and the veins. These congenital abnormalities cause weakness in the blood vessels that can rupture and cause a hemorrhage.

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