Singleton, 51, was on the plant Wednesday when he had a stroke, the family said in a brief statement that did not include details.
Hollywood celebrities went to social media to send Singleton desires.
Actor Omar Epps, who appeared in the singleton-directed movie "Higher Learning", tweeted: "Wishing director John Singleton a quick recovery from his stroke. An opportunity to be surprised that human physiology works at all. "
Reporter Snoop Dogg published a picture of himself and Singleton on Instagram and said:" Ask my brother. "
Movie director Guillermo del Toro, a two-time Academy Award winner, wrote on Twitter," Get Well, John Singleton, such a generous spirit. "
Singleton was nominated for Best Director and Best Manuscript for "Boys n the Hood", published in 1
Film critic Roger Ebert praised the film as a "human drama of rare power".
Singleton is a director who brings together two attributes that are not always in the same movie: He has a subject and he has a style, "Ebert wrote." The movie is not only important but also a joy to watch because his camera is so confident and he wins such natural performances from his actors. "
Singleton was the first African-American nominee for Best Instructor.
His latest work includes the FX show" Snowfall "on Increase in crack in Los Angeles Singleton is one of the creators and executive producers of the show, according to the internet movie database, Singleton directed three episodes.