Country music legend Merle Haggard said his double-pneumonia is almost completely clear but he continues to be treated for three other conditions at The Medical Center of Central Georgia.
Haggard, 74, credited Macon doctors and health care professionals for uncovering problems that could have killed him.
Haggard said he is recovering from three stomach ulcers, the removal of eight polyps from his colon and diverticulitis in his esophagus, according to his publicist, Tresa Redburn.
She released this statement from the singer: "Thanks to all the wonderful people all over the world that prayed those special prayers. I'm a new man."
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Haggard returned to the hospital Friday just hours after his release, Redburn said.
He's expected to be back up and running in 30 days, she said.
"Another special thanks to the folks of Macon, Ga. for their kindness, intelligence and probably saving my life," Haggard said through his publicist.
He is scheduled to resume his concert tour late next month and plans to return to Macon on April 25, the new date chosen after last week's performance at the Macon City Auditorium was canceled due to his illness.