Filmmaker says pneumonia has hampered his ability to promote “Where to Invade Next,” so he’s asking for his fans’ help
If you’ve been seeing a lot less of Michael Moore recently, there’s a good reason.
Moore has been hospitalized with pneumonia, the “Bowling for Columbine” filmmaker wrote on Facebook Thursday night, adding that he had been put in the Intensive Care Unit of a New York City hospital on Sunday.
Moore suggested that he had become run down from a combination of promoting his upcoming film “Where to Invade Next,” providing aid to the citizens of his hometown Flint, Michigan — which currently is suffering a water crisis due to lead contamination — and supporting the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
“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!” Moore wrote.
Moore added that he’s doing “much better” now, giving a shout-out to Obamacare in the process.
“[T]hanks 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,” Moore noted.
The filmmaker said that he was being discharged later on Thursday. Alas, he also wrote, his appearances for the remainder of the week have been canceled, and Moore’s illness will greatly hamper his efforts to promote his next documentary “Where to Invade Next,” due for a Feb. 12 release. In his Facebook post, Moore attempted to enlist his fans in a grassroots promotional campaign, asking them to share the film’s trailer along with its poster and a 30-second spot for the film.
“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,” Moore added.