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Twitter users sent a wave of well wishes to director John Singleton on Saturday (April 20) following initial reports that he had suffered a stroke.

Singleton suffered a stroke while at the hospital seeking medical care, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed later on Saturday. According to a family statement, the director was in the ICU after the episode occurred Wednesday and was under "great medical care."

Singleton, whose directing resume includes debut Boyz n the Hood, which earned him Oscar nominations for best director and best original screenplay, Shaft, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Four Brothers, the music video for Michael Jackon's "Remember the Time," and episodes of Empire, Billions, 30 for 30 and American Crime Story, is currently co-creator and executive producer of FX's Snowfall, which was renewed for a third season in September. As of earlier this month, the cast was doing a table read for season three's sixth episode.

FX had no comment for THR when reached on Saturday.

Early on Saturday morning, rapper-actor Snoop Dogg posted a picture of himself and Singleton on Instagram, writing, "Pray 4 my brother."

Billions co-creator Brian Koppelman called working with Singleton a "career highlight" and said he was hoping to work with him again soon.

Chicago Fire co-creator Derek Haas said, "John Singleton is a wonderful human. Get well!"

Read more of social media users' messages below.

Pray 4 my brother . @johnsingleton

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Get well soon, John Singleton!!

— Amy Berg (@bergopolis) April 20, 2019

John Singleton is a wonderful human. Get well!

— Derek Haas (@derekhaas) April 20, 2019

For Dave and me, working with John Singleton is a career highlight. And getting to know him has been even better. Here's to a full and quick recovery. (We have been scheming on a project together. He's got to get well so we can all get to it!).

— Brian Koppelman (@briankoppelman) April 20, 2019

I recently met John Singleton, who has been an inspiration from afar for decades. Sending prayers and healing vibes for a swift recovery. Keep him in your thoughts.

— Steven Canals (@StevenCanals) April 20, 2019

Prayers up for John Singleton.

— Debra Lee (@IamDebraLee) April 20, 2019

john singleton was very nice to me when i was an intern in Cannes in 1999. like, so much nicer than he had to be. sending love and good thoughts for a speedy recovery.

— jonathan levine (@jonathanalevine) April 20, 2019

Praying hard this morning for my friend @johnsingleton PULL THROUGH BABY

— Nia Long (@NiaLong) April 20, 2019

Sending love, light and prayers for a full recovery for my dear friend, John Singleton.

— Stacey Sher (@StaceySher) April 20, 2019

My prayers for the great John Singleton—
Come back to the hood John—you’re the man

— William Friedkin (@WilliamFriedkin) April 20, 2019

Let's all send extra love & prayers to an industry legend... the talented John Singleton aka @SHAFT6816. Get well very soon John.

— Mykelti Williamson (@mykeltiwmson) April 20, 2019

Prayers go out to John Singleton who recently had a stroke. Praying for his healing and complete recovery

— Alysia Joy Powell (@AlysiaJoyPowell) April 20, 2019

The article originally appeared in The Hollywood Reporter.


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