Susan Sarandon Shares Photo of Her Bruised Eye and Says She's Lucky She Has Healthcare after a Fall Resulted in Several Injuries
After a nasty fall, Susan Sarandon's eye is left black and blue. She admits to being grateful that she has healthcare to cover the costs of the injury.
"I'm lucky. I have Medicare to cover my visit to ER. Everyone deserves the same, not access, not pathway to, not option. M4A saves $. Nobody loses their home because of cancer, no rationing insulin. You know, like the rest of the free world. #bernie2020."
She first revealed her injury on Friday, and told her followers that as a result of "a little slip," she suffered various injuries, which included; a fractured nose, concussion and, banged up knee.
With side-by-side pictures of her injury, Sarandon shows the large bump and bruising on her eye that resulted from the "slip."
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A little slip = concussion, fractured nose, banged up knee. So, looks like I won’t be able to meet the folks in New Hampshire with Senator Sanders tomorrow. I’m really sorry I’ll miss that opportunity but here’s what I’d hoped to say: This is an emergency. Ask the scientists, the farmers, the creatures in the sea. Ask all those who have lost their homes from hurricanes, flood and fire, ask the endless stream of climate refugees, and the people of Flint, San Juan, and Standing Rock. This is a emergency. Ask the mothers who have lost their children to the opioid epidemic or because of the price of insulin. Ask the mothers who have lost their kids to gun violence in schools, in churches, in their bedrooms. This is an emergency. Ask those separated from their families at the border, or those separated from their loved ones by an unjust, racist, for-profit prison system. This is an emergency when our young people have no hope for education, for dream-making, because of insurmountable student debt. When teachers are forced to have additional jobs and when 40 hours of honest labor can still leave you in poverty. When homophobia, Islamaphobia, transphobia and racism take lives, that is an emergency. This is not the time for a “pathway” to or “framework” for incremental change. Emergencies require bold, visionary leadership. Senator Sanders believes in us and that together a better world is possible. He has been fighting for social, racial and economic justice his entire life, long before running for President, often before it was acceptable. Now it’s time for us to fight for him.
Former co-star in the 1984 movie, "The Witches of Eastwick," Michelle Pfeifer expresses her shock to the state of Sarandon's black and blue eye, and sends her well wishes.
The movie is based on John Updike's novel with the same title. It had an impressive cast, which also include Cher and Jack Nicholson.
In her post, she goes on to regretfully say that because of her health condition, she had been forced to cancel a scheduled appearance with presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire.
It is reported, Sarandon has been a proud supporter of Sanders for a long time. In 2016, she played a pivotal role in lending her voice to speak on his behalf after the silencing of the Vermont senator's supporters.
Sarandon has always been an involved political activist. On May 14, 2000 she joined fellow celebrities, Rosie O'Donnell, and Courtney Love in taking to the streets for the "Million Mom March."
The star, along with her representatives, have not disclosed the exact details surrounding her fall. Nor has it been mentioned about when she will be able to resume her scheduled appearances.