‘Boyz N the Hood’ director John Singleton suffers stroke

LOS ANGELES– Director John Singleton is in the intensive care unit of a hospital after suffering a stroke earlier this week, his family said Saturday.

Singleton’s family released the following statement:

“On Wednesday, April 17th our beloved son/father, John Singleton, suffered a stroke while at the hospital. John is currently in the ICU and under great medical care. 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.”

Variety reported that Singleton checked himself into the hospital earlier this week after experiencing pain in his leg.

The 51-year-old Singleton was nominated for two Academy Awards for writing and directing 1991’s “Boyz N’ the Hood.” His other films include “Poetic Justice,” “Higher Learning,” “Shaft” and “2 Fast 2 Furious.”

He is also the creator and executive producer of the FX drama series “Snowfall.”

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