Director John Singleton in a Coma After Suffering Stroke (UPDATE)

Shoutouts and prayers overflowed on social media for the director.

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UPDATED 04/25/19 6:00 p.m. ET: In an application to secure temporary conservatorship over her son's health and finances, John Singleton's mother said he suffered a "major stroke" and is now in a coma.

In the documentation submitted to California's Superior Court, Singleton's mother writes that prior to his stroke John "was engaged in several business projects and was prepared to sign a lucrative settlement agreement on or about April 30, 2019."

See original story published on 4/20/19 below.

Oscar-nominated director John Singleton has reportedly suffered a stroke and is recovering in a hospital, Deadline reports. Shoutouts and prayers overflowed on social media for the director, whose current condition is unknown.

Singleton directed the hugely popular 1991 film Boyz n the Hood, which landed him two Oscar nominations for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. He was also the youngest filmmaker nominated in those categories.

Additionally, he directed the video for Michael Jackson’s “Remember The Time.” His other works include Rosewood, Shaft, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Four Brothers, and Michael Jackson's "Remember the Time." He also directed episoders of The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, Empire, and Billions.

I’m just wondering when the blogs are going to post about the GREAT John Singleton who just suffered a stroke. 😩🙏🏽

These are some of his movies:

— DEMI ♎️ (@truepyt) April 20, 2019

My prayers for the great John Singleton—
Come back to the hood John—you’re the man

— William Friedkin (@WilliamFriedkin) April 20, 2019

Prayers up for John Singleton. You never know how a stroke can affect a person physically and mentally

— 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@exavierpope) April 20, 2019

Prayers up for my brother John Singleton 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿

— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) April 20, 2019

Praying hard this morning for my friend @johnsingleton PULL THROUGH BABY ❤️

— Nia Long (@NiaLong) April 20, 2019

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

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