John Singleton, 51, is best known for his hit 1991 film Boyz n the Hood and other films including Poetic Justice and Baby Boy. According to the MailOnline, columnist B.Scott broke the news on his blog and wrote: “According to our sources, the legendary John Singleton is in the hospital after suffering a stroke. “His condition is unknown at this time, but we’re sending prayers his way. We’ll keep you updated with any significant developments.” Express.co.uk has contacted John Singleton’s representatives for comment.
The director’s celebrity pals flocked to social media to comment on the news.
Rapper Snoop Dogg posted a message on his Instagram account, and wrote in view of his 31 million followers: “Pray 4 my brother @johnsingleton.”(sic)
He also shared a snap of the pair stood together outsde Jimmy Kimmel live.
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.”(sic)
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.”(sic)
Actress Nia Long posted a heartfelt message and wrote: “Praying hard this morning for my friend @johnsingleton PULL THROUGH BABY.”
Fans have also shared their well wishes for the prominent Hollywood star.
One person wrote: “Wishing #JohnSingleton a speedy recovery.”
Another person commented: “Praying for your healing and a complete recovery.”
While a third added: “Sending love, light & prayers to you. May you have a speedy recovery!!!”(sic)
John is best known for his iconic directorial debut Boyz n the Hood and was nominated for two Oscars – including Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
At the age of 24, he was the youngest person to ever be nominated for the Best Director award.
His other film credits include directing Janet Jackson and rapper Tupac Shakur in the 90s film Poetic Justice.
John also produced films Rosewood, Shaft, 2 Fast 2 Furuios and Four Brothers.
He has received accolades for directing The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, Empire and Billions.
More recently, he co-created the crime drama Snowfall.