2 Fast 2 Furious and Boyz n the Hood director John Singleton is reportedly in a coma after suffering a stroke.
TMZ reports Singleton suffered a stroke after he checked himself into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after returning from a trip to Costa Rica.
They also report that his mother Shelia Ward is seeking to be appointed coservator. Legal documents they obtained claim Singleton is “unable to properly provide for his personal needs for physical health, food, clothing, or shelter.”
The Hollywood Reporter detailed that Singleton’s family issued a statement over the weekend that the Snowfall creator was “in the ICE and under great medical care.”
FX issued a statement through The Hollywood Reporter:
“We are sad to learn the news of John’s condition, but we know he’s a fighter. The thoughts and prayers of everyone at FX and his Snowfall family are with him and we are hopeful for a complete and speedy recovery.”
Many are offering their thoughts and prayers for Singleton.
Lifting my highest thoughts + prayers of intercession for John Singleton. His films helped form me. His kindness lifted me up. I remember him coming to the premiere of my indie years ago. Showing love/support for a fellow black director from LA. He is a lovely man. Pray with me. pic.twitter.com/oHCSZBCilx
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 25, 2019
Prayers to John Singleton. pic.twitter.com/JDZ7CCANx4
— ⚜️ (@3rdcoastliving) April 26, 2019
John Singleton is a national treasure, an incredibly kind person, supportive of fellow artists, a true inspiration, we hope he’s better soon, this world needs him. Sending love to family, friends, and fans. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/xX4I9RupvF
— Vidiots Foundation (@vidiots) April 26, 2019
everybody send light to mr. john singleton and all those who need it. 🙏🏿
— luke james (@whoisLukejames) April 25, 2019
To John Singleton ❤️🙏✝️ Healing to you! pic.twitter.com/xPOnxfmOyB
— Rosa Dinkins (@dinkins_rosa) April 25, 2019
Hoping for the best with John Singleton. A true visionary who was able to give a voice to the voiceless at a time where they needed it most. 🙏🏻
— PICKLEDAD (@Lyricoldrap) April 25, 2019
Singleton broke out as a director with his hit 1991 movie Boyz n the Hood. He would go on to direct Shaft, 2 Fast 2 Furious, and Four Brothers. Most recently he’s been working on his FX series Snowfall and was preparing for Season 3 to debut sometime later this year.