Roger Ebert's cancer forces critic to scale back on work
He was fitted with a prosthetic jaw two years ago, but he said at the time, "I accept the way I look. Lord knows I paid the dues."
But now, the famed film critic reveals on his online journal that cancer has been found in his leg and that he's going to take a leave. But not a leave of absence. He calls it a "leave of presence."
"I must slow down now, which is why I'm taking what I like to call 'a leave of presence.' ... The 'painful fracture' that made it difficult for me to walk has recently been revealed to be a cancer. It is being treated with radiation, which has made it impossible for me to attend as many movies as I used to," writes Ebert, speaking of his hospitalization with a hip fracture back in December.
Ebert also writes of his plans to try to bring back television show "At the Movies," saying he's going to launch a Kickstarter to see if the fans can revive the popular review program.
Read more about Ebert's other plans, or just leave him well-wishes, here.