Ebert went to the hospitalized on Thursday (Dec. 6), but both the critic and his wife were happily tweeting within hours. Chaz Ebert posted to Twitter first:
“Roger in hospital with hip fracture (tricky disco dance moves) but he is doing well, asking for computer, will probably tweet.”
“Yes, fracture. But no surgery needed. Details follow. :)”
Considering that the critic posted a link to a new review after that, it’s safe to say that Ebert is already improving.
Ebert, a Pulitzer Prize-winner, has a recent history of serious health problems. Cancer of the thyroid and salivary glands has taken away the 70-year-old’s ability to eat and speak. His movie reviews, however, have continued unabated throughout it all.