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Roger Ebert to have cancer surgery again

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 1st 2006 11:44AM
Roger EbertFilm critic Roger Ebert is going to have his fourth cancer surgery on June 16th, two days before his 64th birthday.

Ebert has already had three surgeries. In 2002, he had a malignant tumor removed from his thyroid gland, and in 2003 he had two surgeries on his salivary glands. Ebert says that the cancer is not life-threatening, he won't need radiation therapy, and he'll continue as a film critic while all of this is going on.

On a personal note, I wish Ebert well. He has always been very generous and kind to me in my other life as a magazine publisher, contributing articles when he really didn't have to, so I hope that everything turns out OK and he's back battling with Richard Roeper about the summer movies.

Update: Ebert will tape several episodes of Ebert & Roeper so they will air during his recovery.

[via Romenesko]

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LEE AND GENEVA GRANT

BEST WISHES TO ROGR EBERT, FROM CANCER SURVIVOR (ESOPHAGEAL) LEE GRANT AND WIFE GENEVA, TO WHOM HE HAS GIVEN GREAT PLEASURE THROUGH INFORMATIVE REVIEWS. ENCINO, CALIF.

June 01 2006 at 1:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Myron

Here's to Roger's speedy and full recovery.

June 01 2006 at 12:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Coronaboy

Roger is one of the best critics out there, plus I give him props for the Overlooked Film Festival he hosts each year at the Virginia Theater in Champaign-Urbana, IL. For those who have never heard of it, check out www.ebertfest.com

June 01 2006 at 12:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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