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Actor Hopper leaves NYC hospital

Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper plays music producer Ben Cendars in Crash

Easy Rider star Dennis Hopper has left hospital after being treated for severe flu-like symptoms and dehydration.

The 73-year-old was taken to a New York clinic on Wednesday and had to pull out of interviews promoting his new TV series Crash.

His manager Sam Maydew said in a statement that the Blue Velvet star was "feeling much better".

He added Hopper is "grateful for the well wishes and looks forward to getting back to work on 'Crash'."

The veteran actor checked into hospital on Wednesday afternoon after complaining of stomach ailments usually associated with the flu.

Hopper was in the middle of a promotional tour for the drama Crash, an adaptation of the 2006 Oscar-winning film.

The Oscar-nominated actor is also an accomplished writer, director and artist.

His best-known films include Blue Velvet, Apocalypse Now and Easy Rider, for which he gained an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay.



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