Roger Ebert fractures hip dancing, his wife jokes
December 7th, 2012
10:45 AM ET

Roger Ebert fractures hip dancing, his wife jokes

We’re not quite sure if Roger Ebert’s dance moves would earn the film critic two thumbs up.

“Roger in hospital with hip fracture (tricky disco dance moves) but he is doing well, asking for computer, will probably tweet,” his wife Chaz tweeted on Thursday.

The 70-year-old took to the social networking site later that day to tell followers he did in fact fracture his hip, but that no surgery was needed.

“Details to follow,” he posted.

He hadn't updated his Twitter followers by the time this blog was published on Friday, but he did post his review of director Ciaran Foy’s “Citadel.”

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  1. Kevin Roy


    December 11, 2012 at 4:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. Señor Poopy Pants

    I'm standing barefoot in a pile of my own pooh.

    December 10, 2012 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. voB2B

    Did you see that UFO in New York

    December 9, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. guilable

    He moves like he has an inner ear infection. Friends don't let friends dance drunk.

    December 9, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  5. james

    This is no man....its a cybernetic being

    December 9, 2012 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  6. thebluelion

    Everyone with bleeding hearts for a pompous, arrogant buffoon. You guys think he would've at any point in his life given you a second thought if you had cancer? Oh, poor old fella, what a shame! I hope it hurt incredibly bad, freaking cyborg.

    December 8, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. that was printed

    because that's the blog she wanted posted-

    December 8, 2012 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  8. The wife (eberts wife)

    has been through so much also....she is not a lazy women she takes total care of him.

    December 8, 2012 at 5:23 am | Report abuse |
  9. Proof

    the phat phuck is on–

    December 8, 2012 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  10. example...

    racist remarks remain....this machine cannot blog...this may blog because the phat phuck is watch....
    did the light go off?

    December 8, 2012 at 5:19 am | Report abuse |
  11. EYE

    feel sorry for the man

    December 8, 2012 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
  12. Ebert is lucky to be ALIVE

    he is no monitored constantly

    December 8, 2012 at 5:16 am | Report abuse |
  13. ebert

    glad he is doing much better and back to his routine...

    December 8, 2012 at 5:12 am | Report abuse |
  14. Seminole County

    Wow 🙁 so sad!

    December 8, 2012 at 4:54 am | Report abuse |
  15. dotheflippin'math

    Gene Siskel died from a brain tumor years ago. Roger Ebert developed cancer in his mouth, which spread and required the complete removal of his lower mandible (jaw bone). He had NUMEROUS recurrences and revision surgeries. Somewhere towards the end of his surgeries the docs tried to restore his larynx, but the surgery failed, and he has been unable to speak. A little odd, and very sad that they both caught such horrible cancers. I seldom agreed with either, but probably agreed with Ebert more. Still, I always enjoyed watching their reviews. I felt very bad for Ebert when Gene died. It was very hard on him. Despite all the bickering, they were great friends. At least we still have Roger's voice in print. I hope he doesn't suffer any more. The poor man has been through hell, and then some.

    December 7, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • eyeconcur

      My sentiments exactly - except I tended to agree with Siskel more often 😉
      I'm just glad to see Ebert is out LIVING. I'd rather fracture a hip dancing than tripping on the sidewalk...

      December 8, 2012 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  16. i do not blog here that often

    the person who is having computer problems...they seem more organized then i ever was. i was a mess...she seems to have the whole thing in the bag.....i support you

    December 7, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Jakie

    thanks kaj .... we have it thanks for you help...and have a good night

    December 7, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Ebert

    ebert is very powerful...he loves it or he hates it....

    December 7, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  19. jimdevo

    He changed the way people watched films. His and Siskels reviews could sometimes literally make or break a film's success. Yeah he was that powerful. Siskel and Ebert started on PBS in the 70's and I don't recall ever seeing movie critics before them.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  20. nervousedge

    i hope he gets better too. he doesn't look too good right now...he's strong he will overcome!

    December 7, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Donna b

    I hope he feels better soon. I have always valued his opinion on movies.

    December 7, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Don't let this happen to you


    1. 2 people are watching me on a computer-nobody talk to me about there for we're calling it illegal.
    2 3 computers are hacked and was told by co they can see us....i didn't approve therefore its is illegal
    3. debit approval granted by me for you to check accounts therefore it is illegal
    4 hacked into all phones...calling and hanging up...i did not grant anyone approval for this there it is illegal
    5. 4443 ip is being investigated
    6 if there are 2 people watching me then all the racist comments were directed to me illegal.
    8. investigations have told me the hacker is in my area.
    9. we looking at this as a felony
    10. lap top is going to the big guys for further hardward investigation...sorry...we have to do something
    your no good.
    11. Blog tampering cannot print blogs...CNN APPROVED ALL RACIST COMMENTS

    December 7, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |


    December 7, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  24. SirToYe

    First the mouth cancer thing, now a broken hip. This guy is batting 100.

    December 7, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Lizzy10

    He posted a review. I love Roger Ebert, he takes a licking and keeps on ticking.

    December 7, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  26. george

    if obuma was not re-elected,this would have never happened.

    December 7, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  27. pablo

    It must look strange watch him dance with his weird face.

    December 7, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Freddie

      Yeah, but he knows how to write a sentence, which you clearly do not.

      December 7, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  28. james

    I've read his movie reviews every thursday for the past 7 years. Don't agree with his politics, but I love this man's intellect and warmth and decency. Get well soon, Roger! We need you!

    December 7, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Margaret

    He is such a professional in his career and now he is a hero with this awful cancer he has.
    Please God don't let cancer take him away.

    December 7, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  30. correction: not directed to roger directed to jealous person who has no life

    lets see whats happend to me this week
    awards awards
    bonjovi tickets
    performance tomorrow night
    getting laid again
    i look good
    loving family
    back to italy and france in may

    tool user

    December 7, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  31. burp


    December 7, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  32. MIchael

    If you're going to crack your hip in your older age, let it be from feeling young enough to dance. I hope it did not hurt and glad you're okay. Bravo.

    December 7, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  33. E

    I don't get any joy out of him being hurt, but I certainly don't feel bad for him. A few different things I have read about him makes him sound like a self righteous jerk as a person. But I enjoy his reviews, except for the time he changed his thumb rating on Ace Ventura because it became so popular after its release and he had given it thumbs down before it was released. Thats kind of a hacky thing to do.

    December 7, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • F That

      I met him before his stroke, and honestly, he could not have been sweeter or kinder a gentleman in the entire world. He adores his fans, treats them well and he just loves people. You can tell by talking to him, he is truly interested in who he is talking to. That's likely why he gets confrontational. He cares about what he's talking/writing about.

      December 7, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • kahoots

      that's why he's won a bunch of awards... because he knows what he's it or not...he wins.

      December 7, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • D

      The only possible reason I could think that anyone would say that would be if they're ultra conservative, and are the types that get upset when anyone espouses a liberal opinion. Yes, Ebert sometimes gets into his politics on his blog. It shouldn't be a big deal, but like I said, there's a certain type of conservative that just can't abide an opinion opposite of theirs being expressed publicly. They never want a celebrity to voice a political opinion...unless they agree with them, then they give the celebrity a speaking slot at their national convention.

      As for him changing his mind on a movie, he does from time to time, as do most people. An example for me is Singles, I couldn't even finish watching it the first time I watched it, then years later, I caught it, and thought it was really good. He should be commended for being able to admit it when he feels he was wrong.

      December 7, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  34. I'm home..

    poor man was so sick , thank goodness he has the right wife taking care of him....

    December 7, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  35. lantenec

    Guess I shouldn't laugh at that, but for some reason I did....

    December 7, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  36. pretending it was a joke now...


    December 7, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  37. i love my morning views once a week...


    December 7, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  38. everyone wins awards and popularity all the time..

    it has to have its dirty diaper changed at least 20 times a day....smelly.....

    December 7, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  39. HOME ALONE 12....20 CCCPS...

    lets see whats happend to me this week:
    awards awards
    bonjovi tickets
    performance tomorrow night
    getting laid again
    i look good
    loving family
    back to italy and france in may

    tool user

    December 7, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  40. James

    Wow... first I thought he had fractured his face, I can sleep now!!!

    December 7, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karl

      Roger Ebert lost his lower jaw to cancer and it has also taken away his ability to talk, eat, and drink. Why add to his pain with your nasty comment? Good for him for living life to the fullest that he can.

      December 7, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  41. i will go away soon

    my eyes get watery sometimes.

    December 7, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  42. another nice quick view

    today.....sigh–watery eyes ....

    December 7, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Kbbcoop

    He could get a job on the putt putt golf course with that face..

    December 7, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Meh

      He had cancer and had his entire lower jaw removed you heartless TOOL!

      December 7, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sam A.

      Karma is a b!tch. I'd start getting regular screenings soon if I were you

      December 7, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Thom Burke

    Best wishes to a speedy recovery.

    December 7, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Makie

    His face has changed so long as he can do his daily routine thats all that matters and that bad nasty
    cancer never comes back.

    December 7, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Jake21

    Mr Ebert, why the long face?

    December 7, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • GHG

      Ha ha. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO funny! So, Dikkhead, would you find that kind of comment laughable if a 'long face' courtesy of CANCER happened to someone you love?

      December 7, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |


      December 7, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • DarthVicious

      LMAO funny!

      December 7, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  47. do you want it shook for you so you can see

    how its done.....

    December 7, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Wink

    he's a trooper that's for sure

    December 7, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  49. jojo

    Boy he's really had some bad luck. I hope he recovers quickly.

    December 7, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      How is it "bad luck" to be to dum b to realize that he is too friggin old to be dancing????

      December 7, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  50. woodie

    Keep your chin up Mr. Ebert.

    December 7, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Very Negative Comments...

    Its Friday Wes..enjoy the rest of your day!!!!

    December 7, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  52. manyote

    The hip, always the hip. All downhill now. )-:

    December 7, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Wes

    Friends don't let crips dance drunk...

    December 7, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  54. just give her the bottle...don't get excited..


    December 7, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  55. need a hand---

    roger ebert is one of a kind.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  56. norbie

    There goes any chance he has of ever getting a real job.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  57. thanks...

    we sent it in just in case.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Daniel

    70 years old and dancing! We should be so lucky. I really like this guy, even though he gave Fatal Attraction a poor rating.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  59. He has luck

    he is alive.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Take it.

    The guy has no luck, it seems.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  61. BULL973

    be true to yourself–don't be desperate.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  62. gettinghungry

    he cannot speak either...he speaks through a computer

    December 7, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  63. his jaw is a prosthetic.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Cancer of the jaw...

    they had to take out his jaw and replace it

    December 7, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Obanion

    what's wrong with his face?

    December 7, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  66. roger ebert

    has been through it all

    December 7, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  67. RandyKC

    Roger, you are my hero. Rather than falling and fracturing your hip like most people, you fractured yours in style.
    You da man!

    December 7, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  68. fireenginered

    he's been through heck and back.

    December 7, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  69. I hope....

    I hope it was that ghost of Ryan Dunn that knocked him on his ass.

    December 7, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Banasy

      Naaaah. Ryan is down there roasting over coals as we speak.

      December 7, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • fernace

      Ryan should be done by now. Hope they remembered to coat him with barbecue sauce.

      December 7, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeckyl

      To beleive that, I would actually have to believe that nonsense, prehistoric soap opera script?

      December 7, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • SeldomSeenMike

      That's a pretty disgusting thing to say.

      December 7, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Banasy

    I always liked the fat one better anyhow. He likes normal movies. Not those fancy high brow ones like the tall guy liked.

    December 7, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Dave

    Was he the fat one or the skinny one. On Siskel and Ebert. I kind of think he was the tall skinny one.

    December 7, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • rh

      He was the "fat one" – the "skinny one" died.

      He had cancer and there were complications when he went for surgery. Jaw reconstruction takes a very long time and at some point it might just be too many surgeries.

      Hope he recovers soon.

      December 7, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • J.C.

      Siskel was the tall balding skinny one.

      December 7, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • nola

      No he was the fat one! he had cancer and had his bottom jaw removed. He is a prolific blogger, definitely worth following IMHO! He also uses a computer thingy to talk, a-la Stephen Hawking.

      December 7, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Paul

    He seems to be happy about it

    December 7, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |

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