Director John Singleton in a coma after 'major stroke'

John Singleton’s condition is worse than initially reported.

The 51-year-old director behind films including Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice and 2 Fast 2 Furious was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. last week after falling ill after a trip to Costa Rica. While under medical care, he suffered a stroke, which had been described as “mild,” but it apparently wasn’t.

His mother, Sheila Ward, filed legal documents obtained by The Blast in which she asks to be named his conservator and “make all medical decisions” for him.

Ward stated that Singleton “suffered a major stroke” and “is currently hospitalized in a coma and is unable to provide for his personal needs.”

Singleton’s mom is making the move due to a “financial emergency.” It said that the movie maker was “engaged in several business projects” when he had the stroke that she must address — as well as “make medical decisions” for him.

There was physician’s declaration with the documents, according to the report, that stated Singleton was suffering from “major impairment to motor skills and psychological functions, including his ability to reason logically.”

While hospitalized, Singleton suffered a stroke on April 17 — and although he was in the I.C.U, the word that was put out was that his stroke is “mild.” Nonetheless, his celebrity friends — including Snoop Dogg and Spike Lee — have been offering up prayers for him and encouraging others to as well.

A judge hasn’t yet ruled on Ward’s request.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: John Singleton attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images)
Director John Singleton arrives for the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP) (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 21: (L-R) Spike Lee, John Singleton and Don Chedle attend the ICON Mann Power 150 Dinner at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills on February 21, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 21: John Singleton and Angela Bassett attend the ICON MANN Power 150 Dinner at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills on February 21, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 21: (L-R) John Singleton, Samuel L. Jackson and Spike Lee attend ICON MANN Power 150 Dinner at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills on February 21, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 21: Kevin Feige, Ruth Carter and John Singleton attend ICON MANN Power 150 Dinner And Honors Celebrating Samuel L Jackson And Oscar Nominees Ruth Carter And Spike Lee reception at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills on February 21, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 28: Mary J. Blige, Taraji P. Henson and John Singleton attend a ceremony honoring her with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on January 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 28: John Singleton attends a ceremony honoring Taraji P. Henson with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on January 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 28: Mary J. Blige, Taraji P. Henson and John Singleton attend a ceremony honoring Taraji P. Henson with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 28, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 28: Aldis Hodge and John Singleton attend the after party for Paramount Pictures and BET Films' "What Men Want" at W Westwood on January 28, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 02: John Singleton attends the 71st Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 02, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 02: John Landgraf and John Singleton attend the 71st Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 02, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for DGA)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 02: (L-R) John Singleton, Keri Russell , Matthew Rhys and Dennis Haysbert attend the 71st Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 02, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for DGA)
Actress Taraji P. Henson poses for a photo after her Hollywood Walk of Fame Star was unveiled as John Singleton (R) and Mary J. Blige look on during a ceremony in Hollywood, California on January 28, 2019, where she was the recipient of the 2,655th Star in the category of Motion Pictures. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Actress Taraji P. Henson reacts as John Singleton addresses the audience during Henson's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star ceremony in Hollywood, California on January 28, 2019, where she was the recipient of the 2,655th Star in the category of Motion Pictures. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 16: John Singleton (L) and actor Wade Allain-Marcus arrive at the premiere of FX's "Snowfall" Season 2 at the Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 on July 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 16: (L-R) Carter Hudson, Angela Lewis and John Singleton pose at the after party for the premiere of FX's "Snowfall" Season 2 at the Hotel Figueroa on July 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 16: Director John Singleton (L) and actor Malcolm Mays arrive at the premiere of FX's "Snowfall" Season 2 at the Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 on July 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 16: Director John Singleton (L) and actor Damson Idris arrive at the premiere of FX's "Snowfall" Season 2 at the Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 on July 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 16: John Singleton arrives to the Los Angeles premiere of FX's "Snowfall" Season 2 held at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 on July 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
CENTURY CITY, CA - MAY 24: John Singleton attends the 20th Century Fox 2018 LA Screenings Gala at Fox Studio Lot on May 24, 2018 in Century City, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: John Singleton and Damson Idris attend the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
John Singleton arrives for the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Producer/director John Singleton attends the 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 25, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
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