Critically acclaimed director, writer and all around black cinema staple, John SIngleton is currently in the hospital after suffering a reported "mild" stroke. According to USA Today, the 51 year old suffered the stroke while at the hospital earlier this week. In an official statement, his family says:
"On Wednesday, April 17th our beloved son/father, John Singleton, suffered a stroke while at the hospital. John is currently in the ICU and under great medical care," the statement read. "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."
Despite being in the ICU, Singleton is said to be in "great medical care" and we have full faith in him making a speedy recovery.
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Oscar-nominated director John Singleton, best known for the movies "Boyz n the Hood" and "Poetic Justice," is in intensive care at an undisclosed hospital after he suffered a stroke this week, his family said Saturday.
Singleton, 51, was at the facility Wednesday when he had the stroke, the family said in a short statement that included no details.Hollywood celebrities took to social media to send Singleton well wishes.Rapper Snoop Dogg posted an image of himself and Singleton on Instagram saying, "Pray 4 my brother."
Movie director Guillermo del Toro, a two-time Academy Award winner, wrote on Twitter, "Get well, John Singleton! Such a generous spirit."Mark Wahlberg, who has been friends with Singleton for years and appeared in Singleton's 2005 film "Four Brothers," wrote: "Saying prayers for my brother John Singleton today."
Saying prayers for my brother John Singleton today. 🙏❤️🙏 — Mark Wahlberg (@markwahlberg) April 20, 2019
Singleton was nominated for best director and best screenplay for "Boys n the Hood," which was released in 1991.Film critic Roger Ebert praised the film as a "human drama of rare power.""Singleton is a director who brings together two attributes not always found in the same film: He has a subject, and he has a style," Ebert wrote.
"The film is not only important, but also a joy to watch, because his camera is so confident and he wins such natural performances from his actors."Singleton was the first African-American nominated for an Academy Award for best director.His most recent work includes the FX show "Snowfall," about the rise of crack in Los Angeles. Singleton is one of the creators and executive producers of the show. According to the Internet Movie Database, Singleton directed three episodes.