Thursday, July 18, 2024

Oscar Nominee Writer-Director John Singleton Said to Suffered a “Minor Stroke,” Hospitalized and Doing Rehab in Los Angeles


John Singleton is said to have suffered a minor stroke, possibly on a flight from Costa Rica back to Los Angeles. His family says he noticed a weird weakness in his leg, and went right to Cedars Sinai Hospital, where he’s doing rehab. It sounds like he caught it in time and did all the right things. Thank goodnews.

Singleton, 51, has two Oscar nominations for writing and directing “Boyz in the Hood” in 1991. He’s been a prolific movie and TV director ever since, with credits that include “Poetic Justice” and “Shaft (2000).” He has two recent Primetime Emmy noms for directing, and he also directed a key episode of “The People vs. OJ Simpson.” He also has several important producing credits including “Hustle and Flow.”

John’s one of the good guys. So glad to hear he’s on the mend. All his friends are sending out Get Well Tweets. I’m sure he’ll bounce back fast.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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