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Roger Ebert Facing Continuing Health Problems

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 13:  Film critic Roger Ebert arrives at "Damsels In Distress" Premiere at The Elgin during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on September 13, 2011 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Roger Ebert has been getting physical therapy for a "nearly invisible hairline fracture" in his left femur that's preventing him from walking. What didn't seem overly serious after the initial report is now keeping the continual Internet presence offline and resulting in slightly alarming brief check-ins like: "I'm aving [sic] a lot of health troubles that are keeping me from doing work and functioning online. Best person to contact is Chaz. Not in best of shape." Yikes. Get well, sir.

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images