'Boyz n the Hood' Director John Singleton Deluged By Well-Wishers After Stroke

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 John Singleton attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California.

Twitter users sent a wave of well wishes to director John Singleton on Saturday (April 20) following initial reports that he had suffered a stroke. 

Singleton suffered a stroke while at the hospital seeking medical care, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed later on Saturday. According to a family statement, the director was in the ICU after the episode occurred Wednesday and was under "great medical care."

Singleton, whose directing resume includes debut Boyz n the Hood, which earned him Oscar nominations for best director and best original screenplay, Shaft, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Four Brothers, the music video for Michael Jackon's "Remember the Time," and episodes of Empire, Billions, 30 for 30 and American Crime Story, is currently co-creator and executive producer of FX's Snowfall, which was renewed for a third season in September. As of earlier this month, the cast was doing a table read for season three's sixth episode.

FX had no comment for THR when reached on Saturday.

Early on Saturday morning, rapper-actor Snoop Dogg posted a picture of himself and Singleton on Instagram, writing, "Pray 4 my brother."

Billions co-creator Brian Koppelman called working with Singleton a "career highlight" and said he was hoping to work with him again soon.

Chicago Fire co-creator Derek Haas said, "John Singleton is a wonderful human.  Get well!"

Read more of social media users' messages below.


Pray 4 my brother . @johnsingleton

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The article originally appeared in The Hollywood Reporter.


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