Filmmaker Michael Moore appears to have been burning the candle at both ends recently with his vigorous activism in his hometown of Flint, Michigan as well as the promotion of his new documentary film “Where to Invade Next,” and has landed himself in the hospital.
Moore was hospitalized last Sunday for pneumonia when he said that things “didn’t look good.” He seems to be on the mend, and this past Saturday, the filmmaker was released from the ICU and returned home. Moore has now pledged to take it easy and put his health first for a while.
Moore has expressed concern on his public Facebook page, saying that he is extremely disappointed that he cannot promote his film which is to premier this week. His stint in the hospital cost him a Conan interview as well as a first-time-in-two-years interview on Bill Maher’s show.
Moore has called on his fans and supporters to do a “grassroots” promotion of his film since he cannot be out and about promoting it himself.
“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?”
Clearly, Moore needs to invest more time and energy into his health and well-being, but hopefully the hard work he has been doing will not go unnoticed, and will shortly begin again.