John Singleton Deluged by Well-Wishers After Stroke

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John Singleton

'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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pray 4 my brother . @johnsingleton

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April 20, 12:45 p.m. Updated to include Singleton family statement.
April 20, 1:46 p.m. Updated to include FX Networks statement.