Michael Moore Tweets From Bed in the ICU
He's laid up with pneumonia
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2016 8:29 AM CST
This image provided by Dog Eat Dog Films shows director Michael Moore in a scene from his movie "Where to Invade Next."   (Dog Eat Dog Films via AP)

(Newser) – Michael Moore has been a busy man lately, taking on the Flint water crisis, promoting his upcoming movie Where to Invade Next, and even stumping for Bernie Sanders. But there's been a temporary setback: The filmmaker has been in the ICU with pneumonia since Sunday night, the Detroit Free Press reports. Moore first announced this development on Twitter Thursday, following that up with a long Facebook post Friday morning in which he wrote: "I read somewhere you can't burn it at both ends, and if u do, it's best not to do so in the winter nor anywhere near a place full of toxic water!"

Moore also makes on Facebook what he calls an "unorthodox" request, one he has never seen "made before by a director (then again, I could just be on the wrong drugs)": to gather a "quickly cobbled-together 'army' of grassroots foot soldiers" (i.e., his fans) to help him promote his movie by sharing the trailer and reviews, since he's laid up and it's opening in some theaters in just one week. "I can't fly, I have to recover, and in one week (February 12th) this great movie I've put so much of my life into is going to open in theaters—with little or no assistance from me," he explains. Moore adds that he is due to be discharged from the hospital shortly. (Moore has also called for disarming the police.)