Country music legend Johnny Cash was released from a Nashville hospital Tuesday night (April 3) after being treated for pneumonia, hospital spokesperson Jennifer Jackson confirmed. The 71-year-old sin

Country music legend Johnny Cash was released from a Nashville hospital Tuesday night (April 3) after being treated for pneumonia, hospital spokesperson Jennifer Jackson confirmed. The 71-year-old singer was admitted to Baptist Hospital on March 10.

"He's obviously doing much better," Jackson said. "We wanted to make sure he was completely better before we let him go." Cash suffers from autonomic neuropathy, a disease of the nervous system that makes him susceptible to pneumonia. He was diagnosed with the disease about 15 months ago, and was hospitalized in August for an allergic reaction, and twice in the fall of 2001 for bronchitis.

In February, Cash won his 11th Grammy Award, taking the best male country vocal performance honor for a new recording of "Give My Love to Rose," that is featured on his latest album, "American IV: The Man Comes Around" (American/Columbia).


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