Oscar-nominated director and screenwriter John Singleton suffered a stroke, his family confirmed in a statement that the American told spokesman Shannon Barr.

had received.

The "Boyz The 51-year-old director had a stroke at the hospital earlier this week, but is in" great medical care, "says his family.

" On Wednesday, April 17, our beloved Son / father, John Singleton, suffered a stroke during the hospital. John is currently in intensive care and is treated very well, "the statement said." We ask that he and our family have privacy at this time, and we appreciate all the prayers offered by his fans, friends and colleagues Colleagues have invaded. "

On Saturday, other celebrities used social media to request this star a speedy recovery, including Snoop Dogg, who shared a photo of him and Singleton.

" Pray 4, my brother ", he took the picture.

Director Guillermo del Toro wrote:" Good night, John Singleton! Search "a generous spirit"

Neil DeGrasse Tyson wished Singleton "a speedy recovery."

"An opportunity for which we should all wonder that human physiology even works," he added with a photo.

Pose co-creator and executive producer Steven Canals also sent a positive message. [19659005] "I recently met John Singleton, who has been inspirational from a distance for decades – prayers and healing vibes for a speedy recovery – keep him in your mind."

The actress Nia Long said, "I'm praying this morning for my friend @johnsingleton PULL THROUGH BABY"

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