Legendary Hollywood film director John Singleton suffered a stroke and is currently hospitalized, according to blogger B. Scott. The 51-year-old director's stroke is described as mild.

Singleton had recently returned to the U.S. on a flight from Costa Rica, which may have caused the stroke.

Singleton was nominated for an Oscar for the movie Boyz in the Hood (1991), making him the youngest person ever nominated for Best Director. He was also the first Black man to be nominated when he was honored at the Academy Awards in 1992.

Singleton also directed the movies Baby Boy (2001), starring Tyrese Gibson (pictured), Poetic Justice (1993), 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), and Shaft (2000), among other films.

Singleton has four grown children and 2 ex-wives, including Ghanaian actress Akosua Busia and Tosha Lewis. He is pictured in 2007 with one of his daughters and his son Maasai Singleton, now 25.

In 2014, Singleton criticized Hollywood for refusing to let Black people direct Black-themed movies.

"They want black people to be who they want them to be, as opposed to what they are. The black films now — so-called black films now — they're great. They're great films. But they're just product. They're not moving the bar forward creatively. When you try to make it homogenized, when you try to make it appeal to everybody, then you don't have anything that's special."

Celebrities and fans paid tribute to Singleton on social media when the news broke on Saturday morning.

"Pray for my brother John Singleton,” tweeted Snoop Dogg, who is pictured with Singleton and legendary NFL star Jim Brown.

"Praying hard this morning for my friend @johnsingleton PULL THROUGH BABY," actress Nia Long tweeted.

Actor Omar Epps tweeted, "Prayers up for @SHAFT6816 .. Pull thru brother! The world needs your voice and vision. Prayers up for your family as well".
 

Photos by Vince Bucci/Getty Images, Nicky Nelson/WENN.com, FayesVision/WENN.com, Jody Cortes/WENN, PNP/WENN, Brian To/WENN.com

  • xxxgracious

    Get well soon darling. I honestly thought his daughter was Porsha Williams for a sec lol. They favor each other.

  • Spring

    Please pull through ?????

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Get well soon John prayers up!

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I wonder is this drug related?

  • KcoolMuziq

    John Singleton(whom I worked with in "The People vs. OJ Simpson:")_ was a DREAM come true to work with and was one of the highlights of my life. May he have a speedy recovery. What in the hell is going on?

  • MrsSpice1

    ?...in other sad news Charlize theron just admitted her black son is transgender.

  • dontgetblocked

    I hate that bish. Will never watch anything she's in.

  • dontgetblocked

    Prayers going out to him and his family!

  • dontgetblocked

    All of these celebrities can't be nice. Name one...just one who isn't.

  • KcoolMuziq

    If U follow my post U would find a “select” few.

  • Strappyheels

    Wow

  • Ghost

    ??????

  • Blaque Mahogany

    honestly thought his daughter was Porsha Williams for a sec lol.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    ??

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Who the hell are u? Lol

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I hope he pulls through. He's very talented. I just hope he's done abusing women and has made a change.

  • justlooking

    Well damn

    Get well soon man.

    Hide ya wives

  • MsChocolate

    Get well soon John!

  • MsPam

    As a community we really need to take care of ourselves. My mom had a stroke at 55 years old and spent almost ten years in a convalescent home before passing.

  • KLo

    I hope he will be ok. I had a friend that was an Electrical Engineer and he always held fitness classes in the evenings. He was in good shape, healthy and was in his late 30's at the time. He suffered a horrible stroke. When I went to see him in the hospital weeks later , the stroke added about 40 years to his age. He didn't look like himself at all. Having a stroke will take a toll on you, mentally physically and inside/out. So, so sad. I would also add, he was on blood pressure pills and stop taking them because he felt he didn't need them anymore. This is a warning to anyone on blood pressure medicine. Take your meds no matter how you feel

  • KLo

    so sad.

  • SouthsideServesHerWell

    My mom had a stroke and she was 74 years old still getting around good. She went to bingo and all that & she was in great shape. After that stroke it took a lot out of her, now all she do is sit in the house. She can still get around okay, she is not handicapped. However, she is definitely not the woman she was before. She is 83 now. Don’t figure my age, She had me when she was over 40 years old. lol....

  • WhoKnew

    I hope your mom continues to do well. Blessings to her.

  • Pamela

    Prayers to him and his loved ones.
    OT: Just finished watching 'Passion of the Christ' movie. I wish I hadn't. It's made me feel sometime of way.
    I'mma go to church tomorrow. Stay blessed Roses.

  • xxxgracious

    Sorry I've been floating all day lol. Happy 4/20

  • SouthsideServesHerWell

    Thank you so much!!

  • She.Is.Not.Ready

    I see your post on Sandra Rose mostly...just curious to know are you an actor or do you work with the crew?

  • She.Is.Not.Ready

    Hope gets well soon....im ready for season 3 of Snowfall.

  • Bashi22

    Get well soon

  • XoXo

    Put one up in the air for me. I’m working & can’t. ? Thanks in advance.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I’ve been in the business since 12 years old.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    From your post all black men in Hollywood want to lay up with trannies

  • Hazel

    Sooooo, how did the flight from Costa Rica cause the stroke?

  • KcoolMuziq

    He may have had a blood clot. That could cause a stroke.

  • KcoolMuziq

    What's your excuse?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Blood clots can form in the legs when people sit for long periods of time, such as sitting for hours on a plane or in a car. When the person stands up and moves around, the blood clot dislodges and travels to the lungs, where it causes damage to the lung (also known as pulmonary embolus). If the clot travels to the brain, it causes a stroke.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Excuse for what?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    What do u recommend for long plane rides then? Clot socks?

  • WinterIsComing

    Get up and walk every hour.

  • dontgetblocked

    Do compression socks help prevent this? It's one of my big fears.

  • dontgetblocked

    A lot of thin people get high blood pressure and they don't take their medication. It will lead to disaster.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Compression socks or compression stockings (from toes to thighs) are beneficial to wear when sitting for long periods of time. But they have to be specifically made for long distance travel. And they must be measured to fit. So let your doctor or PA order them.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    ? Correct. Even when sitting in front of the TV. Get up and walk.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You can wear compression socks or compression stockings. Make sure they are designed for travel and they should be measured to fit. Order them through your doctor or PA.

  • WinterIsComing

    ??

  • Judge Mental Will

    thanks aunty because im terrified of getting a stroke.

  • Dowoop

    Lmfao.. He just nasty.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    No worries. You can prevent strokes by changing your diet, limit salt intake, exercise, drink plenty of water, stop smoking. See more tips to prevent strokes here: https://www.cdc.gov/stroke/healthy_living.htm

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Thanks love

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Gotcha

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I need to stop smoking

  • Being bad is way more fun

    You can also stop and walk around and that way you can allow blood flow to circulate.

  • KcoolMuziq

    For your obsession and fantasies with being with gays and trannies.

  • dontgetblocked

    I can't watch it!

  • dontgetblocked

    Thanks!

  • Li-Wright

    Always were compression socks when you fly.

  • Li-Wright

    Yes, compression socks help.

  • Li-Wright

    I see people her age (and mine) who are post-stroke victims walking and exercising. That's what doctors tell you to do. Like they say, Keep moving.

  • Li-Wright

    SOOOO many young people having stroke. I read recently that under 40 yr. olds also diagnosed with colon cancer and doctors can't understand why.

  • justlooking

    Tuday. Please stop
    Bad for everything. ?

  • xenaD

    I need compression socks wen in the bathroom after a long weekend of cheat eating and binge drinking! I get to rubbing my own damn legs in circular motions after a couple minutes ??

  • the guest

    Are strokes preventable?

    There are so many posts about healthy fit people having strokes. What prevents strokes if healthy fit people are having them?

  • WinterIsComing

    Lmao! That’s hilarious

  • Judge Mental Will

    ok will do

  • Tammie Reed

    Prayers!

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    In regards to the colon cancer, I think it's the foods we eat. I think they do a lot of cloning with foods now. Growing them in an incubator or something like that. Or rather growing them differently than out of the ground because of the world's population size.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    I didn't know he used to beat women. Thanks for the info.

  • SG

    My dad does a lot of international travel for his job. Gonna ask him tomorrow if he has compression socks.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Take care of yourself, hun. Cut down on binge eating and drinking alcohol. If you smoke, stop. Limit your salt intake. Eat more vegetables. Exercise - even if it's just walking around the block or walking up and down stairs. And wear compression stockings if you sit for longer periods of time.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It's the GMO processed food and fast food restaurants. I used to get sick every single time I ate Kentucky Fried Chicken. I finally stopped eating at all fast food restaurants.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    They may not be as healthy as they look.

  • Shenanigans1

    All these years later I still can’t do it.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He may not be at risk for strokes. Compressions stockings are for people who are at risk for strokes or DVT. People who are at risk include those who smoke, drink, have poor eating habits (too much salt and fat intake), high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, over age 45, taking hormone replacement therapy, sit for long periods of time at work or at home, etc.

  • CookieMobster

    Happy Easter roses. He has risen.... He has risen indeed. I hope you all look fly than a mother in your Easter attire and I hope you can eat like a mug and not get too full. I am sad to say, but Granny has gone on and Aunt Ioline (country) is too old now a days and she can't cook no moe, so we are going out to eat at the soul food restaurant. But I hope you all have a happy Easter.

  • SouthsideServesHerWell

    You are so right, you have to keep moving!

  • Coffee1st

    Can't do it. Saw a clip a few years ago and lost it. I get choked up just reading about it.

  • Coffee1st

    So sorry. Mine was 48. Barely made it. When working in nursing home I began to notice black women being admitted younger n younger - because of strokes.

  • Coffee1st

    My system just got to where it couldn't take it. Now, Panera is my spot. I'll get a smoothie every now and again. I could die and come back 25 times and still never eat at McDonald's or taco bell again.

  • Eileen

    I just eat at home before I go out.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    That’s what all your queers resort to... since a
    Man speak out about a destructive behavior that must mean he want to engage in it also ...I guess that’s gay logic...

  • Anji

    Thanks Sandra?

  • KJBibleOnSlavShips

    There'a no J in the Hebrew language .Jesus was made up by the cave Neanderthal Roman catholic church.

    THE MOST HIGH YHWH QUOTED:Isaiah 43:11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.

    Hosea 4:6
    6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:
    because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,
    that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

    Black people are dying because lack of knowledge.Some of you don't know who your enemy is.

    Anyone with Neanderthal DNA wasn't created by THE MOST HIGH YHWH.

    White scientists even concluded that white people were created by the blk man interbreeding with cave NEANDERTHAL BECKYS.
    The blk woman couldn't get pregnant from the Neanderthal.So it's blk men that unleashed Pandoras box onto this world wich is evil white supremacy.

    God's didn't create anyone with Neanderthal DNA.God only created the blk woman and blk man and anyone else without Neanderthal DNA.

    I have researched that southern indians don't have Neanderthal DNA either.But a scientific jounal published says that blk people are the only one without neanderthal /Denisovan DNA.
    If a blk person does have neanderthal DNA than they were r!ped or interbred.I don't believe everything the white man wrote in that book called the bible.
    THE BLK WOMAN HAS THE PUREST DNA ON THE PLANET...God's DNA

  • KJBibleOnSlavShips

    There'a no J in the Hebrew language .Jesus was made up by the cave Neanderthal Roman catholic church.

    THE MOST HIGH YHWH QUOTED:Isaiah 43:11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.

    Hosea 4:6
    6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:
    because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,
    that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

    Black people are dying because lack of knowledge.Some of you don't know who your enemy is.

  • Meme

    So youre an actor or singer?

  • Meme

    So does he know you too? As in could you take a fruit basket or flowers to his ward and he will recognise you or will they call security?

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  • KcoolMuziq

    Although I admire your curiosity. This thread isn’t about me. It’s about positive vibes going toward Mr. Singleton’s well being that Sandy Mae chooses to post about at the moment.

  • Renee26

    He was awarded that PhD...he didn't go to school and EARN it the traditional way. His celebrity afforded him that PhD...

    He signed it...it's good ?

  • Renee26

    Becoming??? Remember Jesus Walks... Ye was on the torture stake.... And that fool was calling himself Yesus... He thinks he IS Jesus ?

  • Alextra Ballard

    When yew hear stuff like this it's freightnin...I remember Heavy D dying from a blood clot that had formed in his leg due to a flight he had taken was in his 40's. I'm now believing strokes can happen to anybidy at any age and certain circumstances.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Those fairytales didn’t protect the Sri Lankan’s who just got blown to bits by the Islamic State

  • ClaireHuxtable

    His wife...the one who played in The Color Purple. I think he was rough with Tyra Banks when they dated.

  • Meme

    "This thread isn’t about me. ". Oh the irony Mr Kool :-)

  • MsPam

    Thank you.

  • the guest

    Taco Bell has been prove not to be real food and people still eat it.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Get well wishes for him and Happy Easter to those who celebrate it.

  • Cricket404

    Hope he recovers 100%. He looked ill for some time, might have other health issues.

  • B.Loveitt

    Awwww pull through.

  • Pamela

    Honorary Ph.D. from Temple University if I recall correctly.

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  • TransMichelle

    A lot of American food is GMO food or "Frankenstein" food. Imitation crab meat for example. The water is filled with fluoride. And there are over 12 different chemicals that America allows in its food that is not allowed in other countries due to their dangers.

  • WinterIsComing

    Agreed! My family has high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Yet no one wants to change their lifestyles and eat healthier food. Instead they still opt for foods high in sodium and grease. We only get one body in this life. We must do better taking care of it.

  • KJBibleOnSlavShips

    Exactly!!!!!!

  • WinterIsComing

    That includes your religion. Humans created god in their image.

  • Chicagowise

    I hope there wasn't much time between the episode and his medical treatment. The moments after a stroke, are critical.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    They say he's in intensive care. So his stroke is not mild as was reported.

  • Chicagowise

    When it's a celebrity, they always seem to downplay the seriousness of their condition.

  • Coy little wink

    My brother had 2 blood clots travel from his legs to lungs after a road trip...he was 33

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He went to the hospital after experiencing weakness in one of his legs. He suffered a stroke while at the hospital. That's a tough one.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Is your brother Ok?

  • Brown & Proud

    Amen

  • Coy little wink

    Yes...this was 3 years ago. He was hospitalized a few days no stroke thank goodness

  • Alextra Ballard

    I hope your brother recovered and is doing well

  • Alextra Ballard

    Well that ain good...

  • Li-Wright

    OT: Is anybody watching Motown 60? Question - Where is Gladys Knight and the Tempts? question - is there any awards show that John Legend and Stevie won't do? :) Did you know Queen Latifah was on Motown; did you know that Bruno Mars was on Motown?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Smokey Robinson is scary lookin...wearing that nut brown facial powda. Didn’t Berry Gordy sell Motown

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Okay thanks.

  • Li-Wright

    He still owns all the publishing for the songs. He's making big $$$$ because his songs are played all the time. About Smokey: He owns a facial beauty line.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Ohhh ok!!... I didn’t know Smokey own a beauty line

  • Chicagowise

    Hopefully, he was being closely monitored. I hope he pulls through.

  • Li-Wright

    I think they ran out of singers for the show. They're showing old Grammy footage of JLO and Stevie and Smoke are singing way too many songs. I just wonder why wasn't Gladys Knight on the show? Does she have a beef with Gordy? Some of the other motowners are alive like Martha Reeves, Lionel Richie. This show seems to have been put together too fast, too many people still alive not making an appearance.

  • Li-Wright

    Good doctors, good hospitals. He should pull through, but what kind of shape will he be in? That's the question.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I wear compression socks whenever I travel. They come in different colors now. My feet were swelling and I didn't know it could be a major problem.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Same 2 U!! Hope U enjoyed the day.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I have them in blue, black, maroon, grey... l0l!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    PLEASE. I've known too many people with lung diseases.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Sorry to read this, P. You're right. We need to do better.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    My cousin was 42...is better...but not the same.

  • Pamela

    "Facial beauty line". ????

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  • KJBibleOnSlavShips

    GAMES OF THRONES ,I don't have relegion but a a spirituality system.I serve and worship The Most YHWH

  • Li-Wright

    He earned it. I believe it's an Ed.D.
    1971: Awarded a bachelor’s degree by Temple University
    1972: Master’s degree in Education from the University of Massachusetts
    1976: Submits doctoral thesis
    1976: Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts

  • SpiceGirl

    Speedy recovery

  • onelove

    get well...smart man

  • WinterIsComing

    Naw! You have a religion. The Most High is a manmade concept. Just because it’s not as mainstream as christianity doesn’t make it spirituality.

  • Chicagowise

    I'm not sure I would want to survive a stroke if I couldn't function at my best. I have a friend who was stricken with Guillain Barre Syndrome. It attacks your nervous system and leads to several forms of paralysis - Including your respiratory system.

  • KJBibleOnSlavShips

    kiss da black azz!!!!

  • KJBibleOnSlavShips

    kiss da black azz!!!!

  • WinterIsComing

    Have your god make me

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