Film Critic Roger Ebert’s Cancer Has Returned

Posted 1 year ago

By Scott Carlson

roger-ebertFilm critic Roger Ebert says he has cancer again and is scaling back his movie reviews while undergoing radiation.

In a blog post, the 70-year-old said he’ll take a “leave of presence.”

The veteran critic has previously battled cancer in his thyroid and salivary glands and lost the ability to speak and eat after surgery.

In a lengthy essay posted late Tuesday, Ebert says the latest cancer was discovered after a “painful fracture” that made it difficult for him to walk. The Pulitzer Prize winner was hospitalized late last year with a hip fracture.

Ebert writes he’s “not going away.” Instead, he’ll write select movie reviews while leaving the rest of the work to a team of writers.

He also plans to spend time writing about his own health challenges.


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    someone give him some weed and let it kick that cancers @$$ :)

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  • raven

    I thought he died not too long ago??!! Am I wrong

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  • Helenann

    No, raven, you’re not wrong. He just passed away. If you want to read a great love story, read about he and his wife Chazz.

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