Groundbreaking director John Singleton is reportedly in the hospital after suffering a stroke.
Black Hollywood has been posting about Singleton and sending their prayers and well wishes on social media.
— Nia Long (@NiaLong) April 20, 2019
Sending prayers to my friend John Singleton this morning. ???????? pic.twitter.com/SgIMXsvxc8
— Shaun Robinson (@shaunrobinson) April 20, 2019
Prayers up for @SHAFT6816 ????????????????
Pull thru brother! The world needs your voice and vision. Prayers up for your family as well ????????????????
— OMAR EPPS (@omarepps) April 20, 2019
I recently met John Singleton, who has been an inspiration from afar for decades. Sending prayers and healing vibes for a swift recovery. Keep him in your thoughts. https://t.co/whpNeW0IvM
— Steven Canals (@StevenCanals) April 20, 2019
According to Variety, earlier this week, the director checked himself into the hospital after experiencing pain in this leg. The trade magazine also says per doctors, the stroke is “mild.”
TMZ first broke the news of Singleton’s hospitalization and said that he had been on a flight back to the U.S. from Costa Rica.
Singleton burst onto the scene in 1991 with his first film, Boyz in the Hood. It earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Director, making him the youngest director to ever be nominated for the award. He went on to direct Poetic Justice, Higher Learning, Shaft and many other films.
He’s currently an exec producer for Snowfall, the FX drama series which he created.
Our thoughts are with Singleton and his loved ones at this time and we wish him a speedy recovery.
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