Hollywood Director John Singleton Hospitalized After Suffering A Stroke!

Published Date: 21 Apr, 2019 Updated date: 23 Apr, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Well, the friends and colleagues of John Singleton sent their best wishes after news of the stroke. The family of an Oscar-nominated director even thanked his fans and followers in a statement for the good wishes.

Oscar-nominated American director John Singleton is in intensive care at an undisclosed hospital after he suffered a stroke.

The 51-year-old filmmaker, known for movies such as Boyz N the Hood and 2 Fast 2 Furious felt ill on 17 April 2019. Subsequently, his family released a statement to the Press Association.

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

The statement was signed by the Singleton family, including his four children. John was the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for best director.

Following the news of his hospitalization, various Hollywood celebrities sent their best wishes to the director.

American rapper Snoop Dogg posted a picture with him on Instagram with a caption, “Pray 4 my brother.”

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The other names include a two-time Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro, filmmaker Brian Koppelman and actress Nia Long.

The five foot six inch is a father of four children. His daughter, Justice Maya Singleton and a son Maasai Mohandas Singleton was born from his ex-wife Tosha Lewis. Similarly, he has a daughter named Hadar Singleton from Ghanaian actress Akosua Gyamama Busia. John married Akosua in October 1996 but they divorced in June 1997. He also fathers Cleopatra Singleton, a daughter born in 1998.

John Singleton Bio; Career & Net Worth

The Los Angeles native was born as John Daniel Singleton on 6 January 1968 as the son of Danny Singleton and Sheila Ward-Johnson. He attended Blair High School, Pasadena City College and later graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 1990.

John rose to prominence after directing teenhood drama film Boyz n the Hood in 1991. For the film, he got nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director, making him the youngest first African American to earn the nomination. His notable credits on movies include Higher Learning (1995), Four Brothers (2005), Hustle & Flow (2005), and Abduction (2011). The veteran filmmaker dwells an astounding net worth of $50 million from his movie career.

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