Roger Ebert: I Have Cancer


Roger Ebert: I Have Cancer

Hes had more than his fair share of health problems over the years, and now Roger Ebert is fighting a recurring cancer.

The Chicago Sun-Times critic has announced hell be taking a leave of presence from his daily duties to focus on his recovery.

Roger explained, “It is being treated with radiation, which has made it impossible for me to attend as many movies as I used to. I have been watching more of them on screener copies that the studios have been kind enough to send to me.”

“At this point in my life, in addition to writing about movies, I may write about what it”s like to cope with health challenges and the limitations they can force upon you. It really stinks that the cancer has returned and that I have spent too many days in the hospital. So on bad days I may write about the vulnerability that accompanies illness. On good days, I may wax ecstatic about a movie so good it transports me beyond illness.”