The comic actor's rep says he hopes to be released from the hospital in a few weeks

By People Staff
August 07, 2008 04:05 PM
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Bernie Mac, hospitalized for pneumonia since the beginning of the month, continues to recover, a rep for the actor-comedian said Thursday.

“Bernie Mac is in stable condition in a Chicago-area hospital,” says the spokesperson’s statement. “He is responding well to treatment and hopes to be released in the next few weeks. His family thanks everyone for the well wishes and concern.”

The update follows what had been rumors about the severity of the 50-year-old performer’s condition, which had been denied last weekend by the rep.
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