LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Oscar-nominated director John Singleton was in the intensive-care unit of a hospital after suffering a stroke.

The 51-year-old Singleton checked himself into the hospital this week after complaining of pain in his legs.

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Doctors reportedly say the stroke was “mild.”

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Singleton’s family issued a statement that said in part that they “… appreciate all of the prayers that have been pouring in from his fans, friends, and colleagues.”

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Singleton is best known for movies such as “Boyz n the Hood”, “Higher Learning”, and “Poetic Justice.”