Director John Singleton Is Reportedly in a Coma After Suffering Stroke

John Singleton suffered a stroke on April 17, and according to documents obtained by CNN, the Academy Award-nominated director has slipped into a coma.

CNN reports Singleton’s mother filed court documents seeking a temporary conservatorship.

“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,” Singleton’s family said in a previous statement. “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.”

Singleton is the writer and director of such groundbreaking films as “Boyz n the Hood” and “Poetic Justice.” More recently, the 51-year-old was at the creative helm of the FX drama “Snowfall.”

The entertainment world expressed support after hearing the news about John’s health. Loni shared an image from his appearance on “The Real,” writing “Come thru #JohnSingleton.”

Ava DuVernay shared this heartfelt message: “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.”

Mark Wahlberg sent his prayers.

Shonda Rhimes reflected on how he impacted her work. “There was a time when I was struggling to pay my bills in film school and not sure this town was for me. And one day, not long after Boyz N The Hood exploded on the scene, my phone rang,” she shared.

Jordan Peele sent hopes for a speedy recovery.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to John and his family.


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