‘Boyz N’ the Hood’ director John Singleton in hospital after suffering stroke

His current condition is unknown.

John Singleton, best known for being the writer and director of Boyz N’ the Hood, is in hospital after suffering a stroke.

According to TMZ, family members of Singleton confirmed that the director checked himself into Cedars Sinai Hospital earlier in the week after experiencing weakness in his leg. Having recently flown back from Costa Rica, it is being reported that the plane flight may have triggered the medical emergency.

Singleton’s stroke has been categorised as “mild” by doctors, who are currently performing tests and also doing rehab, but his current condition is unknown.

Best known for writing and directing Boyz N’ the Hood, Singleton was nominated for two Oscars – Best Director and Best Original Screenplay – for his work on it, making him the youngest filmmaker to be nominated in those categories. A tale of gangs in South Central Los Angeles, the movie marked the acting debuts of Ice Cube and Morris Chestnut, and it also starred Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Nia Long, Regina King and Angela Bassett.

He also received two Emmy nominations in 2017 for helming The People v. O.J. Simpson and documentary L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later.

His other credits include Four Brothers, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Shaft, Poetic Justice, in which he directed 2Pac and Janet Jackson, and he even directed the music video for Michael Jackson’s ‘Remember the Time’.

Tributes to Singleton have been pouring in on social media, including those from Snoop Dogg, Nia Long, Neil deGrasse Tyson and P.M. Dawn.

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