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Anybody know what's happened to the Hitch?

Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:34 pm
by Ygern
A rumour has been whispered around the blogosphere in the last few days - I say a whisper because there seems to be precious little information about it.

Christopher Hitchens has canceled all his upcoming appearances and the only official reason cited seems to be something "personal" that must be attended to. It must be pretty serious given that he is promoting his memoir Hitch-22 at the moment.

http://trueslant.com/ethanepstein/2010/ ... ously-ill/

I hope he and his family are safe.

Re: Anybody know what's happened to the Hitch?

Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:55 pm
by dugges
Ufffffff! I've heard he's given up the drink and the fags - assuming he's got the red card from his doctor.

I Hope he's OK

Re: Anybody know what's happened to the Hitch?

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:10 am
by Ygern
He quit cigarettes a couple years ago. Then he started again.

Like Mark Twain said: Quitting smoking is easy. I've done it myself a hundred times.

Re: Anybody know what's happened to the Hitch?

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:15 am
by chemicals
Wonder if he will have death bed conversion ?

Re: Anybody know what's happened to the Hitch?

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:55 am
by dugges
chemicals wrote:Wonder if he will have death bed conversion ?
I'd love to see him debate an few angels :lol:

Re: Anybody know what's happened to the Hitch?

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:20 pm
by peter63
http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/ ... chens.html
An Update from Christopher Hitchens
by Christopher Hitchens
June 30, 2010, 4:00 PM
I have been advised by my physician that I must undergo a course of chemotherapy on my esophagus. This advice seems persuasive to me. I regret having had to cancel so many engagements at such short notice.

Re: Anybody know what's happened to the Hitch?

Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:48 am
by dugges
Get well soon Hitch!

Re: Anybody know what's happened to the Hitch?

Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:44 am
by inedifix
dugges wrote:Get well soon Hitch!
+1

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/ju ... sed-cancer

Hitch in Chemo

Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:27 am
by bipedalhumanoid
Hitch wrote: I have been advised by my physician that I must undergo a course of chemotherapy on my esophagus. This advice seems persuasive to me. I regret having had to cancel so many engagements at such short notice.
http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/ ... chens.html

Re: Anybody know what's happened to the Hitch?

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:37 pm
by nozzferrahhtoo
http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/featu ... ens-201009

A scarily frank description of his condition.