More than 795,000 people in the United States suffer from a stroke each year, while more than 140,000 people die due to the disease each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
"On Wednesday, April 17th our beloved son/father, John Singleton, suffered a stroke while at the hospital", they said in a statement. Additional details, including his condition, were not immediately available.
However, in a statement released Saturday, Singleton's family said the 51-year-old was in the ICU and "under great medical care", the Associated Press reported.
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The news prompted friend Snoop Dogg to post a photo of himself and John to Instagram.
Actress Nia Long, who featured in his classic film Boyz n the Hood, also shared a picture of Singleton on Twitter and wrote, "Praying hard this morning for my friend @johnsingleton PULL THROUGH BABY (sic)". The world needs your voice and vision.
The Oscar-nominated director and writer of Boyz n the Hood is now being treated after suffering a stroke at the hospital earlier this week, ET confirms. His other films include "Poetic Justice", which starred Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur, and "Rosewood". Perhaps his most recent well-known project is the TV series, Snowfall, which is a crime drama set in the 1980s of Los Angeles. John also made Higher Learning, which had in it Ice Cube, Jennifer Connelly, Omar Epps, and Michael Rappaport.