By Patrick Kevin Day
3:26 PM CST, December 7, 2012
Roger Ebert has had his share of health problems in recent years, including losing his jaw to cancer. The film critic had another setback Thursday after falling and suffering a fractured hip.
News first reached many fans through Ebert's wife, Chaz, who tweeted, "Roger in hospital with hip fracture (tricky disco dance moves) but he is doing well, asking for computer, will probably tweet."
Ebert himself soon chimed in for fans and assured them, "Yes, fracture. But no surgery needed."
Ebert's wife told the Associated Press on Thursday that while the 70-year-old was hospitalized, he was doing much better and "doctors are making assessments" about when he can leave the hospital.
On Friday, she tweeted fans, "Roger progress! On feet and feisty today, not quite ready for moves like Jagger..."