John Singleton of ‘Boys N the Hood’ Hospitalized With Stroke

John Singleton of ‘Boys N the Hood’ Hospitalized With Stroke
Famed Director John Singleton. (File photo via CNN)

NEW YORK—”Boyz N the Hood” director John Singleton suffered a stroke last week and remains hospitalized, according to his family.

Additional details, including his condition, were not immediately available.

In a statement released on April 20, Singleton’s family announced that the 51-year-old filmmaker was in ICU and “under great medical care.”

“On Wednesday, April 17th our beloved son/father, John Singleton, suffered a stroke while at the hospital,” the statement reads. “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.”

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John Singleton arrives at the 70th annual Directors Guild of America Awards in Beverly Hills, CA., on Feb. 3, 2018. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Following news of the stroke, friends, colleagues, and fans have been sending their best wishes.

Author Neil deGrasse Tyson and actor Omar Epps have been among those tweeting wishes Saturday for a quick recovery.

Movie director Guillermo del Toro, a two-time Academy Award winner, wrote on Twitter, “Get well, John Singleton! Such a generous spirit.”

The rapper Snoop Dogg shared a picture of the pair together on Instagram, writing: “Pray 4 my brother.”

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Mark Wahlberg, who starred in Singleton’s 2005 film “Four Brothers,” wrote, “Saying prayers for my brother John Singleton today.”

Actress Nia Long wrote, “Praying hard this morning for my friend John Singleton. PULL THROUGH BABY.”

Brian Koppelman, co-creator of “Billions,” a television drama Singleton has directed episodes of, called working with him a “career highlight.”

Actor Omar Epps wrote: “Pull thru brother! The world needs your voice and vision. Prayers up for your family as well.”

Singleton became the first black filmmaker to receive an Oscar nomination when he was cited for his debut feature, “Boyz N the Hood,” set in his native Los Angeles and released in 1991. His other films include “Poetic Justice,” which starred Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur, and “Rosewood.” Singleton’s recent projects include the TV series “Snowfall,” a crime drama set in 1980s Los Angeles.

Epoch Times reporter Tom Ozimek contributed to this report.