John Singleton has suffered a stroke.
The Oscar-nominated director and writer of Boyz n the Hood is currently being treated after suffering a stroke at the hospital earlier this week, ET confirms.
"On Wednesday, April 17, 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 statement to ET. "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. Thank you, The Singleton Family."
TMZ reports that the stroke was "mild" and that doctors are currently performing tests. Singleton's family reportedly told the outlet that the 51-year-old had just flown back to the U.S. from Costa Rica, and that the flight may have triggered the stroke.
Famous friends of Singelton's, like Snoop Dogg, Omar Epps, Nia Long and more, expressed their well wishes for the director on social media. See their messages below.
Prayers up for @SHAFT6816 🙏🏾🙏🏾— OMAR EPPS (@omarepps) April 20, 2019
Pull thru brother! The world needs your voice and vision. Prayers up for your family as well 🙏🏾🙏🏾
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.😢— P.M. Dawn (@OfficialPMDawn) April 20, 2019
Wishing Director John Singleton (age 51) a speedy recovery from his stroke.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) April 20, 2019
An occasion, perhaps, for the rest of us to be amazed that human physiology works at all. pic.twitter.com/x4H1iFjvZG
Prayers up for my brother John Singleton 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) April 20, 2019
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak has been open about the lingering effects of a stroke she suffered in 2015. Watch below.