Susan Sarandon uses shocking eye injury to campaign for Bernie Sanders

Susan Sarandon uses shocking eye injury to campaign for Bernie Sanders
Photo credit: Instagram/Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon has shared a selfie in which she's sporting a shiner to address the issue of public health care in the US. 

The Thelma and Louise star has been campaigning for senator Bernie Sanders in the 2020 election, and after a nasty fall, saw an opportunity to push his 'Medicare for All' policy. 

"I'm lucky. I have Medicare to cover my visit to ER," Sarandon captioned the photo, showing her huge black eye. 

"Everyone deserves the same - not access, not pathway to, not option. M4A saves $. Nobody loses their home because of cancer, no rationing insulin. You know, like the rest of the free world." 

The 73-year-old Oscar winner concluded her post with the hashtag: "Bernie2020". 

Last week, Sarandon shared the first images of her injuries, which began with a big bump on her forehead. She explained that she'd slipped and fractured her nose, sustained a concussion and banged up her knee. 

"So, looks like I won’t be able to meet the folks in New Hampshire with Senator Sanders tomorrow," she told her 1.3 million followers at the time. 

In place of her appearance, Sarandon copied her speech into the caption of her post, addressing gun violence, health care, climate change and racism, among other issues. 

"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.

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