John Singleton is reportedly in the hospital following a stroke, and the director’s famous friends are very concerned.
The report of the Boyz n the Hood and Poetic Justice writer/director’s ailment stems from a post on B. Scott’s blog late Friday night.
“According to our sources, the legendary John Singleton is in the hospital after suffering a stroke,” the report read. “His condition is unknown at this time, but we’re sending prayers his way. We’ll keep you updated with any significant developments.”
Singleton has earned many admirers and allies in Hollywood since his career took off in the early ’90s. He’s directed numerous classic films, including: Baby Boy, Higher Learning, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Shaft and Four Brothers.
Scroll through to see some of the reactions that have surfaced on social media.
Snoop Dogg was one of the first celebrities to reach out with love towards to Hollywood legend. The “Gin and Juice” rapper asked for prayers alongside a photo of himself and Singleton. “Pray [for] my brother John Singleton,” Snoop wrote alongside a photo of himself next to the director, adding several emojis.
— Nia Long (@NiaLong) April 20, 2019
Nia Long was also among the first to spread well wishes to Singleton. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actress, who appeared in Boyz n the Hood, took to Twitter to post a shot of the director alongside her message.
“Praying hard this morning for my friend John Singleton,” Long wrote. “PULL THROUGH BABY.”
Prayers up for @SHAFT6816 🙏🏾🙏🏾
Pull thru brother! The world needs your voice and vision. Prayers up for your family as well 🙏🏾🙏🏾
— OMAR EPPS (@omarepps) 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