Roger Ebert’s New Face

After losing his jaw and voice to cancer, Roger Ebert is happy to show off his new face.

“I studiously avoided looking at myself in a mirror,” Ebert, 68, shared on his blog on Wednesday. He battled with jaw cancer that resulted in him losing the lower part of his face.

Ebert ‘s jaw has been reconstructed after a “two-year process that has now resulted with my coming into possession of a silicone prosthesis. This device [fits] over my lower face and neck and colored to match my skin,” Ebert shared.

Although he’s been open about the procedures he endured during his painful battle, Ebert doesn’t expect people to think he’s back to normal.

“I will wear the prosthesis on the new television show – that’s not to fool anyone, because my appearance is widely known. It will be a pleasant reminder of the person I was for 64 years,” Ebert says, referring to the new show, Roger’s Office.

Ebert continued, “Symbolically, it’s as if my illness never happened and, hey, here I still am, on the show with these new kids. When people see the ‘Roger’s Office’ segment, they’ll notice my voice more than my appearance.”

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