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According to TMZ, John Singleton‘s “mild” stroke may actually be more serious. Reports say, “John’s mom, Shelia Ward, is asking a judge to appoint her temporary conservator because he is “unable to properly provide for his personal needs for physical health, food, clothing, or shelter.” His mother said, at the time he suffered the stroke, he was engaged in several business projects and was prepared to sign a lucrative settlement agreement. She wants to handle those affairs and execute the settlement agreement.”

Over the weekend legendary film and television producer John Singleton reportedly suffered a stroke. According to reports, “the 51-year-old checked himself in earlier this week after experiencing weakness in his leg. A family member tells TMZ, John had flown back from Costa Rica and the plane flight may have triggered the medical emergency.”

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In a statement, John’s family told TMZ he “suffered a stroke Wednesday while at the hospital. He’s currently in the ICU and under great medical care. We ask that privacy be given to him and our family at this time and appreciate all of the prayers that have been pouring in from his fans, friends and colleagues.”

Known for his iconic cult classics including Boyz ‘N The Hood, Baby Boy, Poetic Justice and Higher Learning, the Los Angeles native has been nominated for two Oscars and most recently introduced the world to Snowfall on FX, starring Damson Idris.

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Singleton is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Singleton family as they enter recovery mode.

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