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Jay Leno Released From Hospital

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    Jay Leno Released From Hospital

    After missing his first day of work on "The Tonight Show" in 17 years due to illness and spending the night in the hospital, Jay Leno has now been released, Access Hollywood has confirmed.

    "We [are] happy to say that Jay Leno is feeling much better and has been released from the hospital," a rep for NBC told Access. "He's anxious to return to work on Monday."

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    And while he will return to the air on Monday, Leno didn't waste any time returning to the set.

    He was spotted back at work on Friday afternoon, where he came in to write a few jokes.

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    "He looked great," a source said.

    A source had previously confirmed to Access that Leno stayed overnight at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank for precautionary measures, after the comedian was admitted Thursday afternoon for what was rumored to be food poisoning.

    Leno was released from the hospital around 1 PM on Friday.

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    AccessHollywood.combroke the news on Thursday of Leno's illness, which caused the taping of Thursday and Friday's shows to be canceled. At the time, a spokesperson for "The Tonight Show" said the host was "not feeling well."

    Once at the hospital, which is right across the street from the NBC studios, Leno appeared to be in good spirits.

    "He was kidding around with the hospital staff and running his monologue jokes by the doctors and nurses," the spokesperson added.

    NBC aired a re-run on Thursday night and will do so again on Friday in Leno's absence.

    Among the guests slated to appear for Leno's return on Monday are actor Eric Bana and award-winning baker Marjorie Johnson.

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