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Jamie Foxx says Oprah staged an intervention because of his drinking

By Kate Feldman,

Jamie Foxx credits Oprah with saving his career.

The “Ray” star said he was spiraling during the 2004-05 awards season following his Best Actor Oscar nomination.

“I’m having such a good time, and I’m not knowing I’m f–king up,” he said on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show Tuesday. “I’m drinking, I’m doing every f–king thing you could possibly imagine.”

In the middle of his binge, he said, Oprah called him and told him he was “blowing it.”

“All of this gallivanting and all this kind of s–t, that’s not what you want to do,” Foxx, 49, said the talk show host told him.

“I want to take you somewhere. Make you understand the significance of what you’re doing.”

Her solution was an intervention at Quincy Jones’ house.


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