Breaking News: 'Boyz N The Hood' Director John Singleton Suffers Stroke

John Singleton Suffers Stroke
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Apr. 20 2019, Published 1:48 p.m. ET

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Famed director John Singleton has reportedly suffered a stroke and is hospitalized. B. Scott reported the alleged medical crisis news on her blog about the Hollywood titan who helmed the acclaimed 1991 film Boyz n the Hood.

"According to our sources, the legendary John Singleton is in the hospital after suffering a stroke," the report read. "His condition is unknown at this time, but we’re sending prayers his way. We’ll keep you updated with any significant developments."

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Singleton, 51, reportedly suffered the stroke on Friday night, April 19, 2019. Singleton's celebrity pals have also confirmed the news via social media on Saturday morning and are devastated. Rapper Snoop Dogg posted a photo of himself on Instagram next to the director with the caption, "Pray for my brother John Singleton."

Actor Omar Epps wrote, "Prayers up for John Singleton,. Pull thru brother! The world needs your voice and vision. Prayers up for your family as well." Nia Long also weighed in, writing on Instagram with a photo of Singleton, "Praying hard this morning for my friend @johnsingleton PULL THROUGH BABY ❤️."

Hip hop star P.M. Dawn tweeted, Prayers up Ya'll. I just woke up & heard director John Singleton had a stroke. We still need you Sir, please fight it & bounce back." In addition to Boyz n the Hood, Singleton wrote and directed Poetic Justice, Higher Learning, Baby Boy and the 2000 version of Shaft.

He's divorced and has four children.


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