John Singleton is currently in a coma after suffering a stroke on April 17th, his mother, Sheila Ward has petitioned the court for a temporary conservatorship due to his inability to provide for his personal needs.
Ward says that Singleton is currently involved in several deals, including a very big settlement and Ward is asking for the conservatorship in order to sign the deal.
There was a time when I was struggling to pay my bills in film school and not sure this town was for me. And one day, not long after Boyz N The Hood exploded on the scene, my phone rang. It was John Singleton. John did not know me at all. But someone … https://t.co/GWpxRuuDVi pic.twitter.com/RfN3Giewm3
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) April 26, 2019
Singleton suffered a stroke after going to the hospital last week for his legs being weak. Several celebrities have asked for prayers for the director, including Ava DuVernay, Shonda Rhimes, and rapper Juicy J.
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) April 23, 2019
Lifting my highest thoughts + prayers of intercession for John Singleton. His films helped form me. His kindness lifted me up. I remember him coming to the premiere of my indie years ago. Showing love/support for a fellow black director from LA. He is a lovely man. Pray with me. pic.twitter.com/oHCSZBCilx
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 25, 2019