Update: Johnny Cash Relased From Hospital

After being hospitalized yesterday (Aug. 26) in Nashville for an allergic reaction to either food or medicine, Johnny Cash was released today.

After being hospitalized yesterday (Aug. 26) in Nashville for an allergic reaction, Johnny Cash was released today. "It was either medicine or something he ate," said Lou Robin, Cash's manager.

The 70-year-old music legend had been admitted to Baptist Hospital, but that his doctors didn't think the problem was anything serious, according to Robin. "They're always cautious with any trouble he might have," he said.

Cash -- who has a new album, "American IV: The Man Comes Around," due Nov. 5 via American Recordings/Island Def Jam -- suffers from autonomic neuropathy, a disease of the nervous system that makes him susceptible to pneumonia. He was hospitalized twice last fall for treatment of bronchitis.

Earlier this month Robin told Billboard.com that due to Cash's unpredictable health, it is unlikely that he'll support the release of "American IV" with any sort of tour. "It depends on how he's feeling," Robin said. "It's not a matter of wanting to perform -- he misses doing that." Cash has only performed in public a handful of times since slipping into a diabetes-related coma in 1997.

As of late, though, Robin reported, Cash has been feeling quite well, and had been working on his next album at his rural Nashville home.


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