Update: Director John Singleton is in Coma After Suffering Stroke

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Update: According to TMZ, John Singleton is in a coma. TMZ got their hands on legal documents that say Shelia Ward, Singleton’s mom, is asking a judge to make her temporary conservator.

The documents say he is “unable to properly provide for his personal needs for physical health, food, clothing, or shelter.”

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The film icon is in the ICU, but remains in “great medical care.”

Director John Singleton has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke Wednesday night.

According to TMZ, Singleton checked himself into a hospital after a flight from Costa Rica, which may have incited the emergency. In a statement to Variety, his family noted that Singleton is currently in the ICU, but remains in “great medical care,” asking his fans for privacy as they work through tests and rehab at the facility.

READ: John Singleton Recalls Telling Tupac to Quit Rap and Pivot to Acting

An era-defining filmmaker, Singleton’s directorial debut, Boyz N The Hood, earned him a pair of Oscar nominations for “Best Director” (the category’s first-ever black director to be nominated,) and “Best Screenplay.” He was also the man behind Michael Jackson’s iconic “Remember The Time” video and steered Tupac to acting in Poetic Justice. On the small screen, Singelton earned an Emmy nod for an episode he cut of The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and is currently at the helm of FX’s Snowfall, as the series enters a third season.

The network has extended “the thoughts and prayers of everyone at FX and his Snowfall family.” Keep an eye on us for updates in the days ahead.





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