TMZ reports that Spencer “hasn’t been able to talk the past few days and sees it ‘as a sign from God that he needs to continue to keep his mouth shut in 2010.'”
If there is a god that makes these kinds of decisions, Roger Ebert would be able to speak, and Spencer wouldn’t be bitching about a temporary injury. But the universe isn’t just, alas.
By the way, if you haven’t read Esquire’s stunning profile of Ebert yet, you must. A remarkable story and a remarkable human being.