Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert has been hospitalized to repair a bone fracture in the hip area.
He felt a sharp pain in his leg earlier this week, said his wife, Chaz, and when it didn't subside, he underwent tests. His doctors then determined that he had a fracture.
Chaz said Ebert hopes to get back at the movies in a week or so.
"I am eager to see the remaining movies of the year," he said, "so I can complete my best films of the year list."