Famed director and writer John Singleton has reportedly been hospitalized after suffering a mild stroke.
Singleton, 51, checked himself into the hospital earlier this week after the filmmaker began experiencing weakness in his legs, according to TMZ which also reported that his stroke was “mild” and doctors are currently performing tests.
Singleton’s family also reportedly told the outlet that prior to his stroke, the Snowfall and Boyz n the Hood director had recently returned to the United States after a trip to Costa Rica.
News of Singleton’s stroke was first announced Friday by B. Scott, who reported the news on their blog.
Singleton, who became the first African American and the youngest person to receive an Oscar nomination for directing for his 1991 debut “Boyz n the Hood,” most recently worked as co-creator and director on the FX series “Snowfall.”
Following his breakout “Boyz n the Hood,” Singleton went on to direct such films as “Poetic Justice” (1993) with Tupac Shakur and Janet Jackson, the 2000 “Shaft” reboot starring Samuel L. Jackson, “2 Fast 2 Furious” (2003) and the 2005 crime thriller “Four Brothers” starring Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, André Benjamin and Garrett Hedlund.
We wish Mr. Singleton a full speedy recovery.
Ms. Culture Keeper-