'Boyz N The Hood' Director John Singleton Reportedly Suffered A Stroke

Oscar Cross
April 22, 2019

According to TMZ sources, the filmmaker checked himself into a Los Angeles medical centre earlier this week after experiencing weakness in his leg following a flight back from Costa Rica.

The director's family released a statement, reading, "On Wednesday, April 17th our beloved son/father, John Singleton, suffered a stroke while at the hospital". John is now in the ICU and under great medical care.

Singleton, 51, remains in an undisclosed hospital's intensive care unit and is "under great medical care", according to the family statement.

Doctors have since determined the 51-year-old suffered a "mild" stroke, and are now conducting further tests, while also providing him with rehabilitation treatment. Doctors have been performing rehab and administering tests on Singleton since he arrived to the hospital, while many of his celebrity friends asked their followers for prayers.

"Pull thru brother!" actor Omar Epps said on Twitter.


"Pray 4 my brother @johnsingleton (sic)", he captioned an Instagram photo of the pair.

Social media has erupted with shout-outs and prayers for the director, who is reportedly at Cedars Sinai. He was nominated for two Academy Awards - Best Director and Best Original Screenplay - in 1991 for "Boyz n the Hood".

"Pull thru brother! The world needs your voice and vision".

Singleton is known for directing and producing several films that include Baby Boy, Shaft, and Higher Learning.

He is also the creator and executive producer of the FX drama series "Snowfall".

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