Writer-director John Singleton has been hospitalized and is in an intensive care unit after struggling a stroke on Wednesday, his household stated in an announcement Saturday.
“On Wednesday, April 17th our beloved son/father, John Singleton, suffered a stroke while at the hospital,” the assertion learn. “John is currently in the ICU and under great medical care. We ask that privacy be given to him and our family at this time and appreciate all of the prayers that have been pouring in from his fans, friends and colleagues.”
The two-time Oscar nominee for “Boyz n the Hood” suffered a “mild” stroke after checking right into a hospital this week after feeling ailing following a visit to Costa Rica, a member of the family advised TMZ.
Singleton, 51, who turned the primary African American and the youngest particular person to obtain an Oscar nomination for steering for his 1991 debut “Boyz n the Hood,” most just lately labored as co-creator and director on the FX collection “Snowfall.”
Following his breakout “Boyz n the Hood,” Singleton went on to direct such movies as “Poetic Justice” (1993) with Tupac Shakur and Janet Jackson, the 2000 “Shaft” reboot starring Samuel L. Jackson, “2 Fast 2 Furious” (2003) and the 2005 crime thriller “Four Brothers” starring Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, André Benjamin and Garrett Hedlund.
More just lately, the USC Film School alum has labored in tv, directing episodes of collection corresponding to “Empire,” “American Crime Story” and “Billions.”
He co-created the FX collection “Snowfall,” which follows the rise of the crack cocaine epidemic in 1980s Los Angeles. The present, which premiered in 2017, is because of launch its third season this fall.
News of his well being situation sparked an outpouring from well-wishers on social media. “Prayers up Ya’ll. I just woke up & heard director John Singleton had a stroke,” music star P.M. Dawn tweeted. “We still need you Sir, please fight it & bounce back.”
Snoop Dogg added by way of Instagram, “Pray 4 my brother.”
Watch under Singleton discuss Michael Jackson and extra with TheWrap Executive Editor Tim Molloy at TheGrill 2017.
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