Country singer Merle Haggard returned to The Medical Center of Central Georgia a few hours after his release Friday, his publicist said.
"I think it's a good thing, because he's driving cross-country," said Tresa Redburn, Haggard's publicist in California. "We just really want him to get back on his feet because he had pneumonia in both lungs."
Doctors reluctantly agreed to release him Friday after a final dose of intravenous antibiotics, but the singer decided to return to the hospital to continue his supervised recovery.
The 74-year-old entertainer was hospitalized a week ago after canceling his Jan. 17 concert at the Macon City Auditorium.
"His spirits are good," Redburn said. "He still has his great sense of humor."
Haggard canceled all his January concert dates, but Redburn is hopeful he will be able to perform scheduled dates toward the end of February.
He is set to return to Macon for a concert April 25 at 7:30 at the Macon City Auditorium.