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Rock Idol Leaves Hospital After Treatment for Overdose

Rock Idol Leaves Hospital After Treatment for Overdose

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BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - Sneering, spiky-haired rocker

Billy Idol was released from a hospital Saturday after treatment

for a drug overdose, his publicist said.

"He's fine now. He's with family and friends and just relaxing,"

Ellen Zoe Golden said. "All indications for a recovery are favorable."

Idol, 38, was admitted Friday night, said St. Joseph Medical

Center spokeswoman Stephanie Dean. His condition was initially critical.

Golden said she did not know what drug the singer had taken.

Idol was alone at his Hollywood Hills home when he collapsed,

she said. Idol was discovered when his personal assistant

arrived at the home.

The often leather-clad rocker, whose real name is William

Michael Broad, is best known for his hits "Rebel Yell,"

"White Wedding" and "Cradle of Love," as well as his trademark sneer.

In January, he collapsed outside Tatou, a trendy Beverly

Hills restaurant and nightclub, and was hospitalized for

several hours. His spokeswoman attributed the seizure to overwork.

In 1990, Idol underwent surgery to repair a leg mangled

in a motorcycle crash.

Idol made news last summer as one of the only celebrities

willing to discuss their relationship with reputed Hollywood

madam Heidi Fleiss. On "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,"

Idol said he knew Fleiss but added he doesn't pay for sex.


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