CHICAGO (AP) — Film critic Roger Ebert says he has cancer again and is scaling back his movie reviews while undergoing radiation.
In a blog post, the 70-year-old said he'll take a "leave of presence."
The veteran critic has previously battled cancer in his thyroid and salivary glands and lost the ability to speak and eat after surgery.
In a lengthy essay posted late Tuesday, Ebert says the latest cancer was discovered after a "painful fracture" that made it difficult for him to walk. The Pulitzer Prize winner was hospitalized late last year with a hip fracture.
Ebert writes he's "not going away." Instead, he'll write select movie reviews while leaving the rest of the work to a team of writers.
He also plans to spend time writing about his own health challenges.
From the looks of your Avatar pic, looks like you would do fine in a horror movie as well, Anthony Pinelli. What a horrible thing to say, for someone battling cancer. I love Roger Ebert's reviews. I hate to see him going through so much suffering. I wish him the best.