According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Shiela Ward wants to be named conservator so she can "make all medical decisions for the proposed conservatee".
A few days back it was reported that the man behind films like Boyz N Da Hood, Baby Boy, 2Fast 2Furious, Poetic Justice, Four Brothers, and Shaft was in the hospital after suffering a "mild" stroke.
Sheila Ward applied to be the 51-year-old director's temporary conservator, a judge-appointed individual who looks over a person's health and finances when they can not do it themselves, in an application to California's Superior Court on Thursday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Singleton's family had previously announced that he had a stroke on April 17, but there had been no details revealed about the seriousness of his condition. The gritty film about life in south central Los Angeles sparked success for Ice Cube and Morris Chestnut in their first acting roles.
A show he co-created for the FX Network, "Snowfall", was renewed past year for a third season.
The documents put the value of Singleton's estate at $1.4 million.
She claims there is now a "financial emergency" and she needs a temporary conservator to be named immediately.
John reportedly had several important business deals in the works and was ready to sign a lucrative settlement agreement. The documents say that if a conservator can not sign the papers on his behalf, it will mean a big financial loss.
His rep did not immediately return our request for comment regarding this latest update. John is now in the ICU and under great medical care.