Sir Roger Ebert Scheduled For Additional Surgery

Roger Ebert1-1The king of film criticism has announced that he is headed for another surgery. We get wind of this news from the mystical caves of Yahoo:

After undergoing a series of cancer surgeries, Roger Ebert says he’ll have yet another operation. According to a statement in the Chicago Sun-Times, Ebert was to have surgery Thursday in Houston to address complications from previous operations. Ebert, 65, has been a film critic at the newspaper for more than 40 years.

He has undergone a series of operations, including the removal of a growth on his salivary gland and a tracheostomy, a procedure that opens an airway through an incision in the windpipe, that left him unable to speak. Though he has been unable to appear on “At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper” for more than a year, with guest hosts filling in, Ebert has been writing reviews regularly.

I have been watching Ebert all of my life. I do not agree with all of his decisions, and have at times have yelled at the TV screaming things like “you are high on glue,” but I do appreciate the man for having an honest opinion and the balls to give it. You never have to guess what Ebert’s true feelings are about a movie; because he lets the world know.

Surgery sucks, and it is disheartening that Ebert has to go in for another round. But it is my hope that with the assistance of modern medicine and a will of Iron; Ebert will pull through and be back on television as soon as possible. It has been great to read his reviews, and I love them, but I want him back in the chair on the show that He and Siskel built. Godspeed and good luck Ebert, get well soon.

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