Director John Singleton was reportedly hospitalized earlier this week after suffering from a “mild” stroke, according to PEOPLE.
Deadline reports the 51-year-old checked himself into Cedars Sinai after he was suffering from weakness in his legs. His family reportedly said that Singleton recently returned from a trip from Costa Rica. Doctors are currently in the process of conducting tests.
After news of Singleton’s health began circulating, celebs took to social media to share their support and prayers for the director and his family.
Baby Boy actor and rapper, Snoop Dogg, posted a photo of himself and Singleton on his Instagram page with the caption, “Pray 4 my brother ????✨?. @johnsingleton
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Omar Epps, who also starred in Singleton’s movie Higher Learning, also sent his condolences on Twitter saying,
“Prayers up for @SHAFT6816 Pull thru brother! The world needs your voice and vision. Prayers up for your family as well.”
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
Singleton is one of the most popular and successful directors in Black film.
He also made history with the latter film by becoming not only the youngest person but the first African American to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Director. He was the youngest person to be nominated for Best Original Screenplay as well. Actors Ice Cube, Morris Chestnut, Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Nia Long, Regina King, and Angela Bassett starred in the film.
He wrote, produced, and directed popular projects such as Poetic Justice, Shaft, 2 Fast 2 Furious, and Boys In The Hood, Four Brothers, Rosewood, and Michael Jackson’s music video Remember The Time.
His most recent project is FX’s Snowfall. He co-created the series and it has already been renewed for a third season, according to PEOPLE.
The story is developing.
Thoughts and prayers go out to Singleton and his famiy.