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Jay Leno released from hospital

Jay Leno
Leno fits in appearances on the stand up circuit around his talk show duties

Jay Leno has been released from hospital after an overnight stay which forced him to cancel two editions of his talk show.

The comedian checked himself in on Thursday after experiencing sickness.

His spokesperson said doctors released him on Friday after finding the sickness was not "symptomatic of anything serious."

It is the first time the 58-year-old has missed a scheduled Tonight Show programme since he became host in 1992.

Both the Thursday and Friday night programmes were replaced with re-runs and celebrity guests were stood down.

Details of Leno's diagnosis were kept private but the NBC network said the comedian was feeling much better and was "anxious to return to work Monday".

Leno, who is known for attracting top Hollywood names to appear as guests on the programme, is due to step down as host in May this year.

Conan O'Brien, host of the programme which follows the Tonight Show, will be Leno's replacement.



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