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Roger Ebert’s cancer has returned; says he will take ‘leave of presence’

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Ebert revealed in his blog that his cancer has returned.

(CNN) – As he celebrates 46 years with the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday,  film critic Roger Ebert also reveals he’s going to slow down – or take a “leave of presence,” as he calls it.

In an essay on his blog, Ebert explained he’s facing a recurrence of cancer. The 70-year-old already lost his voice and much of his jaw after battling thyroid and salivary gland cancer.

Ebert suffered a hip fracture in December, and it recently led to the revelations about cancer, he said. The critic is receiving radiation treatment so he hasn’t been able to go to as many movies as he usually does.

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