Actress and political activist Susan Sarandon shocked fans when she shared a photo of herself following a fall where she was greatly injured. Scheduled to speak at a rally for presidential-hopeful candidate Bernie Sanders, the 73-year-old Oscar winner announced to her 1.3 million Instagram followers that due to suffering a concussion and a fractured nose in addition to injuring her knee she would have to cancel the event. Susan used her Instagram platform to share the message she would have delivered at the political event.
Susan’s fans and supporters weren’t concerned about her missing the Bernie Sanders’ rally and instead encouraged Susan to rest and continue focusing on her recovery. Susan is still in recovery mode and the photo she shared revealed a large mass of bruising over her eye.
Susan’s post went viral and has over 2,000 comments from those who want to ensure she keeps her healing on track.
Susan shared the speech she was going to deliver in her post. She stated the following about her health.
“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…”
You may see Susan Sarandon’s full post below.
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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.
Susan was scheduled to speak in New Hampshire but now her plans have changed and it is important she stays home and rests. Susan has been one of Hollywood’s older actresses who has retained her youthful beauty and aged with grace without turning to plastic surgery, injections, and fillers.
Some of Susan’s supporters even suggested that she shut down social media and stay off of the various platforms so she wouldn’t lose focus on her healing.
Fans were shocked and saddened to see Susan looking as if she was in so much pain and visibly injured.
Susan continues to maintain a busy work schedule and she has seven projects in some stage of development right now.
What do you think of Susan Sarandon’s stump speech that she intended to deliver for Senator Bernie Sanders?