Skip to main content

Famed director John Singleton suffered a massive stroke on Wednesdays and he's in the hospital recovering.

John's people sent out his statement yesterday, after news broke of the director's health issues:

“On Wednesday, April 17th our beloved son/father, John Singleton, suffered a stroke while at the hospital,” the statement read. “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.”

A family member told TMZ that the 51-year-old had checked himself into the hospital after his leg was weak after a flight home from Costa Rica and that the stroke was considered “mild.”

There is a growing concern - on social media - from fans of the director. Some are speculating that John's condition is worse than being reported elsewhere. The speculation came from a person claiming to be John's family member on Instagram - who claims that director may be "near death."

John Singleton came to Hollywood poised to become great. His directorial debut was the movie "Boyz n the Hood" back in 1991. He was nominated for 2 Oscars -- Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. He was the youngest filmmaker to get nominations in the two categories.

His other credits include "Rosewood," "Shaft," "2 Fast 2 Furious," and "Four Brothers."