Susan Sarandon is resting and recuperating after suffering a nasty fall that left her with a concussion and fractured nose. The 73-year-old actress revealed her injury and shared several gnarly photos of her bruised face on Friday, one day ahead of her highly-anticipated appearance with President hopeful Bernie Sanders. Posting a few snaps on her social media, Susan Sarandon is seen with a black and blue knot on her forehead. In another pic, the Academy Award winner is laying in bed displaying a black eye and fractured nose.
Downplaying the fall by calling it a “little slip,” the “Butterfly in The Typewriter” actress told her 1.3 million Instagram followers about her injuries and expressed her disappointment in not making Senator Sanders’ New Hampshire event on Saturday. “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,” she wrote. Her comments immediately began flooding with concerned fans who sent her well wishes. “Oh no! That looks awful, feel better!??” one fan commented. “Holy cow feel better and remember no sudden movement take it easy,” added a second follower. Several others acknowledged her lengthy post which, besides showing her injuries, brought attention to the importance of the 2020 election. “Inspiring statement! Take care!” someone instructed her. “Damn girl! Get some rest and shut off social media after this important post ♥️
Sending Healing Energy # ??” wrote another.
Sarandon then went on in a lengthy message about what she planned on speaking about during tomorrow’s important appearance. “This is an emergency,” she began. Addressing farmers and people who have lost their homes due to devastating natural disasters on climate change, she also touched a nerve when discussing health care, gun violence, immigration, and prison reform. “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,” Sarandon captioned her pic. “Ask those separated from their families at the border, or those separated from their loved ones by an unjust, racist, for-profit prison system,” she continued.
Also touching on topics like transphobia, racism, and student debt, the actress reiterated her support for Bernie Sanders 2020. “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,” Sarandon wrote. “He has been fighting for social, racial and economic justice his entire life, long before running for President, often before it was acceptable.” Ending her message with an important statement, she added, “Now it’s time for us to fight for him.” Sarandon is a huge advocate on several topics and was one of nearly 600 women arrested last year when protesting President Donald Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy.