Susan Sarandon suffers a serious fall leaving her concussed with a fractured nose and bruised face

Publish Date
Monday, 25 November 2019, 2:14PM

Susan Sarandon is recuperating at home after suffering a serious fall.

The 73-year-old actress was due to speak at a town hall in support of American senator Bernie Sanders, who is bidding to be the United States presidential candidate for the Democratic Party, but had to cancel her appearance after she slipped and suffered a concussion. 

Taking to Instagram, the Thelma & Louise actress shared several close-up pictures of her face, showing a black eye and swelling on her forehead.

Alongside the photos, Sarandon wrote: "A little slip = concussion, fractured nose, banged up knee."

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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.

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"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 ... "

Sarandon went on to share her support for the presidential hopeful, writing: "This 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."

We're wishing her a speedy recovery!