Michael Moore Hospitalized in Intensive Care, Continues Working

Michael Moore. (photo: Unknown)
Michael Moore. (photo: Unknown)

By Michael Moore, Michael Moore’s Facebook Page

07 February 16

‘m writing this to all of you today (Thurs) from the Intensive Care Unit at a hospital in New York City. Unfortunately, I’ve come down with pneumonia. Between running all over the place lately promoting my new movie (WHERE TO INVADE NEXT), plus going to Flint to help the people of my hometown, plus jumping in to support Senator Sanders, plus doing a dozen other things — well, I read somewhere you can’t burn it at both ends, and if u do, it’s best not to do so in the winter nor anywhere near a place full of toxic water!

The truth is, I’ve actually been in the ICU since Sunday night. Let’s just say things didn’t look good Sunday night. But thanks to a combination of good doctors, decent hospital food and 2nd-term Obamacare, I’m doing much better the last couple of days — so much so that I’m being discharged later today. I’m to return home and rest for the coming days. All appearances for the rest of this week have been canceled.

Needless to say, in addition to being a bummer health-wise (and I’m trying out a new thing this week by putting that, my health, first), this is a huge loss to my efforts in leading up to the release of my new movie next Friday. I was supposed to be in LA tonight (Thurs) to be on Conan, and tomorrow night I was making my return after two years to the Bill Maher show on HBO (and thank you, Erin Brockovich, for going on in my place to talk about the situation in Flint!).

Since I mentioned my predicament earlier today on Twitter and Facebook (or perhaps you heard about it in the media), many of you have sent me very nice well wishes (thank you!) and have asked if there’s anything you could do to help me. Actually, there is.

I have to be honest, with my absence this week (and probably into next), I’m now worried about my film’s release. I can’t fly, I have to recover, and in one week (February 12th) this great movie I’ve put so much of my life into is going to open in theaters — with little or no assistance from me. So, would it be OK to enlist your help in a sort of quickly cobbled-together “army” of grassroots foot soldiers, wherein you could pitch in where you live (and on socila media) to let people know about my movie? I could post some ideas tomorrow of things you and your friends could do. Things like:

  • send around the movie’s poster (see below);

I know this seems a bit unorthodox, and I’ve never seen a request like this made before by a director (then again, I could just be on the wrong drugs), but this is the age of social media and we’re all trying lots of new ways to do things, aren’t we? So why not just appoint each of you as the local PR person for WHERE TO INVADE NEXT, seeing how I can’t make it there in person? This will take a HUGE burden off me and give the movie a chance to be seen by millions.

My other problem is that the distributor hired to release the film is a new start-up company still in formation (the company doesn’t even have a name yet). So their plan all along was essentially to have me do most of the work by running back and forth across the country doing interviews and screenings. Naturally, I loved this plan, but none of us stopped to think what would happen if… I got pneumonia! So, they’re doing their best now (these are the brave people who worked on the release of the Edward Snowden documentary, “Citizen Four”). If a few thousand of you suddenly became champions and spokespeople for the film, then maybe I/we can pull this off. I would be forever in your debt.

I do need to get some sleep, so I’ll sign off for now. Check back with me tomorrow (Friday) for further updates and ideas. Thanks for offering to help. Stay warm, drink plenty of fluids, and let’s get back to our nightly walks!

Best,
Michael

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3 Responses to Michael Moore Hospitalized in Intensive Care, Continues Working

  1. Hildegard says:

    Tragic! LOL

  2. lecox says:

    It’s odd that this happened just before he was going to start heavily promoting his movie. Looks like kind of an interesting movie.

  3. bettiebee says:

    Mr. Michael Moore lives in Flint, Mich. His net worth is around $50M http://net-worths.org/michael-moore-net-worth/ Here is where those that think everyone who is seen on the screen has to be a globalist or some sort of connection. Mr. Moore surely knew the water was contaminated and had surely taken precaution with a good water system. Apparently he did NOT know and was just as appalled at the ‘discovery’ as most everyone else..except, as he recently released in this article.
    http://michaelmoore.com/10FactsOnFlint/ He goes into just some of the workings behind this, however, this goes WAY beyond this. Is anyone aware of the fact that the water in the entire territory of America has been contaminated for over 50 years. It is not just the Fluoride and the chemicals that have been pouring into our rivers, lakes, and streams, along with the non-stop fracking, and nuclear testing conducted clear across the country above and underground it is also, this one ‘hidden’ ingredient that has been added and approved by the UN clear across the entire world. CHLORAMINE see http://republicbroadcasting.org/news/chloramine-causing-collateral-health-damage/ Download this and read it….. It is also known among many doctors, that contaminated water can also cause phenomena, which is what Mr. Moore is/was suffering from..has anyone ever been told that? Contai

    For those that just might be interested in actually learning the in-dept and hidden story that nobody is even talking about you can listen to Dr. Wynn Parker..

    In some circles (not ours) he is know as Dr. X-files http://www.parkerspathways.com/ you may want to listen to the last recording dated 2-7-16 You will learn exactly what is going on with the UN folks, the Flint, Mich water. By the way, there are over 100 towns/cities including San Diego, Ca.that are far worse than Flint and noone is even talking about that either. His last 3 recordings are loaded with information that no one is talking about. These are 3 hr recordings but well worth every bit of time.

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