Country star George Jones released from hospital

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NASHVILLE, TENN. (AP) - Country music legend George Jones is out of the hospital after nearly a week of treatment for an upper respiratory infection.

A statement from Jones‘ publicist, Kirt Webster, says Jones “wants to thank all his friends and fans for their prayers and well wishes over the past few days.”

The statement says Jones will be resting at home until his next concert on April 20 in Mahnomen, Minn.

Webster has denied rumors that 80-year-old had been suffering from pneumonia. He was admitted to a Nashville-area hospital last Thursday and was treated with antibiotics.

The Country Music Hall of Fame member is known for dozens of classic country hits, including “White Lightning” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today.”

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