A US man owes singer and actor Jamie Foxx his life.

jamie-foxx-rescue

Jamie Foxx has shared a harrowing account of how he rescued a man from a deadly car crash.

The man crashed his car at high speed outside Foxx’s Los Angeles home, and was later found to be under the influence of alcohol.

After his car caught fire while he was still trapped inside, Foxx and another person made the heroic decision to risk their lives and remove him from the vehicle. By the time ambulances arrived, the car was engulfed in flames, but the driver was safe.

Foxx spoke to ABC7 News about the rescue:

The Gold Digger singer also shared a heartwarming photo of his meeting with the man’s father on Instagram:

Met the father of the young man from last night today. This is all that matters. That a man, a son, a brother's life was spared last night. God had his arms wrapped around all of us…No heroes…Just happy fathers.

A photo posted by Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx) on