January 23rd, 2010
07:24 PM ET

Bill Murray's Sundance injury

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My first assignment today at Sundance was to cover the red carpet arrivals of "Get Low." The film stars Academy Award winners Robert Duvall and Sissy Spacek as well as Bill Murray. Shot in just 24 days in Atlanta, Georgia, the low-budget feature tells the tale of "Felix Bush."

Inspired by a true story, Bush spends the majority of his life in recluse, until one day he decides to throw his own funeral, while he's still alive to see what people say about him. Duvall plays Bush, Sissy plays his one-time wife and Murray plays the shifty mortician looking to make a mint off of the unique situation.

Last to arrive to the event, Murray showed up with a limp and using a single crutch. As he hobbled from reporter to reporter, I imagined all the possible scenarios that could have caused his injury.

Was he tearing down one of Park City's famous ski slopes and pulled a muscle? Did he slip on a patch of ice while loading up on free t-shirts and hair products at one of the festival's many star-studded gift lounges? Is he secretly filming the long-rumored "Ghostbusters 3" and an over-the-top ghost-busting stunt went terrible awry?

Nope. He just woke up and it hurt. It hurt real bad and he doesn't know why.


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  1. Alex

    Go get it checked out Bill!

    January 25, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Lynn

    Granted he could have a sore muscle, I wager at his age more likely a blood clot. Get to a doc ASAP Bill. I have had a DVT. Catch it quick.

    January 25, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. LBW

    He's an old stoner! If he can't remember then it must have been good stuff.

    January 25, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JD

    It could be gout! I have it, and its the worst pain ever but can be controlled through diet and medication. PS I'm only 28, so it doesn't always affect the old (or kings!).

    January 25, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mick

    Maybe he tripped over his ego.

    January 25, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. JJGoogler

    Leg pain is an early warning of heart problems! Check it out!!

    January 25, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. RS1981

    Here's hoping Bill gets better soon. My mom just adores the man, has since she first saw him on SNL. I saw his guest spot in the movie Zombieland, and I nearly fell out of my chair laughing. He's one of the ones that when he's gone from this world, the world won't be quite as bright.

    January 25, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Prescotti

    I'll let him know.

    January 25, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Russell

    Bill, get it checked, it could be a blood clot. PPPLEEEAASSE!!!!

    January 25, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |

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