"Boyz n the Hood" director John Singleton reportedly hospitalized after suffering a stroke

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Dan MacMedan/Getty ImagesJohn Singleton is the hospital after suffering a stroke, Variety reports.

Sources confirm to the publication that Oscar-nominated director and screenwriter checked himself into a hospital earlier this week after experiencing pain in his leg.  The stroke has been described as "mild."

TMZ, which first reported the news, said according to a family member, Singleton's stroke  may have been triggered by  a recent flight from Costa Rica.

After learning of the news this morning, many of Singleton's celebrity friends already started to share their support and well-wishes online.

"Praying hard this morning for my friend @johnsingleton PULL THROUGH BABY," tweeted actress Nia Long, who starred in Singleton's first film Boyz n the Hood.

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

Snoop Dogg, meanwhile, shared a touching photo of himself  and Singleton on Instagram with the message: "Pray 4 my brother. @johnsingleton."

Singleton, whose 1991 film Boyz n the Hood was nominated for two Oscars -- Best Director and Best Original Screenplay-- was the youngest filmmaker to receivee nominations in those two categories. In addition to directing music videos for the likes of Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson, the director has a long list of credits, which include Rosewood, Shaft, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Four Brothers, and more recently, his FX series Snowfall.

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