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Roger Ebert update: Holy Crap!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Killick, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    They took off part of his jaw.
    Story, with "Holy Crap!" pics: http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/355049,cst-nws-ebert24.article
  2. Seabasket

    Seabasket Active Member

    Oh man, I hope he's OK.
  3. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Sounds like he's going to be, but not for some time. Didn't realize it was so bad. Matter of fact, saw last weekend's show with John Mellencamp and Roeper and thought, "Roger's still out?" Man, he looks like an entirely different person.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member


    I've met the man several times... He's completely brilliant...

    I just hope he recovers...
  5. Duane Postum

    Duane Postum Member

    That's one tough SOB.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Greatest film critic ever...
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I agree.

    Can be a bit prickly, but great at what he does.

    Best wishes, Roger.
  8. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Sounds like he's in great spirits.
  9. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

  10. jambalaya

    jambalaya Member

    My uncle had a similar surgery three years before he succumbed to the same cancer. They removed the jaw and rebuilt it. It actually didn't look bad, but he never regained the ability to talk like before the procedure. My guess is we've seen Rog on TV for the last time, but as the column showed, he can still write. And that's why we all appreciate him anyway.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    He was supposed to be back in February for the Oscar show... It's been delayed a bit... I've watched the show since I was a kid. It's not the same without him, but Roeper and AO Scott are both pretty good... There's been a bunch of guest critics, but Scott's by far the best of the subs...
  12. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    Hope he's all right.

    Not only is he a great film critic, he's also an excellent writer.

    Good luck, Roger!
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