John Singleton Deluged by Well-Wishers After Stroke
'Billions,' 'Pose' and 'Chicago Fire' showrunners; filmmakers Guillermo del Toro and William Friedkin; and Snoop Dogg were among those seeking a speedy recovery for the 'Boyz n the Hood' director.
Twitter users on Saturday sent a wave of well wishes to director John Singleton following initial reports that he had suffered a stroke.
Singleton suffered a stroke while at the hospital seeking medical care, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed later on Saturday. According to a family statement, he was in the ICU after the episode occurred Wednesday and was under "great medical care."
Singleton — whose résumé includes his directing debut Boyz n the Hood, which earned him Oscar nominations for best director and best original screenplay; Shaft; 2 Fast 2 Furious; Four Brothers; the music video for Michael Jackson's "Remember the Time"; and episodes of Empire, Billions, 30 for 30 and American Crime Story — is co-creator and executive producer of FX's Snowfall, which was renewed for a third season in September. As of earlier this month, the cast was doing a table read for season three's sixth episode.
"We are sad to learn the news of John’s condition, but we know he's a fighter. The thoughts and prayers of everyone at FX and his Snowfall family are with him and we are hopeful for a complete and speedy recovery," FX Networks said in a statement..
Early on Saturday morning, rapper-actor Snoop Dogg posted a picture of himself and Singleton on Instagram, writing, "Pray 4 my brother."
Billions co-creator Brian Koppelman called working with Singleton a "career highlight" and said he was hoping to work with him again soon.
Chicago Fire co-creator Derek Haas said, "John Singleton is a wonderful human. Get well!"
Read more of social media users' messages below.
Get well, John Singleton! Such a generous spirit- pic.twitter.com/fgm7gTjLSG— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) April 20, 2019
Get well soon, John Singleton!!— Amy Berg (@bergopolis) April 20, 2019
John Singleton is a wonderful human. Get well!— Derek Haas (@derekhaas) April 20, 2019
For Dave and me, working with John Singleton is a career highlight. And getting to know him has been even better. Here's to a full and quick recovery. (We have been scheming on a project together. He's got to get well so we can all get to it!).— Brian Koppelman (@briankoppelman) April 20, 2019
I recently met John Singleton, who has been an inspiration from afar for decades. Sending prayers and healing vibes for a swift recovery. Keep him in your thoughts. https://t.co/whpNeW0IvM— Steven Canals (@StevenCanals) April 20, 2019
Prayers up for John Singleton.— Debra Lee (@IamDebraLee) April 20, 2019
john singleton was very nice to me when i was an intern in Cannes in 1999. like, so much nicer than he had to be. sending love and good thoughts for a speedy recovery.— jonathan levine (@jonathanalevine) April 20, 2019
Sending love, light and prayers for a full recovery for my dear friend, John Singleton. https://t.co/yFBs0P1ktm— Stacey Sher (@StaceySher) April 20, 2019
My prayers for the great John Singleton—— William Friedkin (@WilliamFriedkin) April 20, 2019
Come back to the hood John—you’re the man
Let's all send extra love & prayers to an industry legend... the talented John Singleton aka @SHAFT6816. Get well very soon John.— Mykelti Williamson (@mykeltiwmson) April 20, 2019
Prayers go out to John Singleton who recently had a stroke. Praying for his healing and complete recovery https://t.co/m1OmSbzPit— Alysia Joy Powell (@AlysiaJoyPowell) April 20, 2019
April 20, 12:45 p.m. Updated to include Singleton family statement.
April 20, 1:46 p.m. Updated to include FX Networks statement.