Film director John Singleton has had a health scare. He reportedly has suffered a stroke and has been hospitalized, TMZ reports.
On his way back from Costa Rica, the 51-year-old began experiencing weakness in his left leg and ended up checking himself into the hospital. Thankfully he did, because it turns out that he was having a mild stroke. Singleton is reportedly undergoing tests and has began rehab.
Many of his celebrity friends have been publicly expressing their concern and prayers via social media.
“Pray 4 my brother 🙏🏽👊🏿✨💙. @johnsingleton,” Snoop Dogg wrote on Instagram.
Omar Epps, who starred in Singleton’s 1995 film Higher Learning, wrote “Prayers up for @SHAFT6816 Pull thru brother! The world needs your voice and vision. Prayers up for your family as well” on Twitter.
The Los Angeles native made his mark on the film industry back in 1992 with the release of Boyz In The Hood, which starred Cuba Gooding Jr, Ice Cube and Morris Chestnut. The film earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Director and he became the youngest African-American and the first to earn the nod. During his 27-year career, he has directed many favorites including Poetic Justice, which starred Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur, Baby Boy, 2 Fast and 2 Furious, Shaft and even Michael Jackson’s “Remember the Time” video. Singleton has also worked behind the scenes for Fox’s Empire. His FX series, Snowball, was just renewed for a third season.
We hope you have a speedy recovery Mr. Singleton!
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