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Roger Ebert Hospitalized EW

Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert, who has battled a number of health problems in recent years, has been hospitalized with a hip fracture, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Chaz Ebert, Roger's wife, told the AP on Thursday that her spouse's condition was improving and “doctors are making assessments” about when he would be allowed to leave the hospital.

The hip injury did not require surgery, according to Roger Ebert, who tweeted, "Yes, fracture. But no surgery needed. Details follow. :)"

Chaz also was busy on Twitter, explaining that her husband had been “asking for computer, will probably tweet.” She joked that the fracture came about because of Roger's “tricky disco dance moves.”

Roger Ebert, 70, has survived cancer in his thyroid and salivary glands in recent years, losing his ability to speak and eat following surgeries, the report notes.

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