Dick Clark Released From Hospital
Dick Clark is recuperating at home after seven weeks in a hospital following a minor stroke.Dick Clark is recuperating at home after seven weeks in a hospital following a minor stroke. The 75-year-old "American Bandstand" icon returned to his Malibu, Calif., home yesterday (Jan. 26) and was said to be grateful for the many cards and letters he received during his hospital stay.
"He was very touched by the outpouring of support, not only from the celebrity world but from the people on the streets of New York," his spokesperson said.
Because of the stroke, Clark was unable to host his "New Year's Rockin' Eve" show from Times Square for the first time in 32 years. Daytime talk show host Regis Philbin stood in while Clark watched from his hospital bed.
During the broadcast, fans on the street held up "Get Well Dick" signs. Madonna, John Travolta, Janet Jackson and other celebrities shared best wishes via taped segments.
His spokesperson wouldn't discuss the impact of the stroke.
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