Country music legend Johnny Cash is out of hospital after being treated for pneumonia.

The 71-year-old BOY NAMED SUE singer was admitted to Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, on 10 March 2003.

He was released on Tuesday (01APR03) night, according to hospital spokesperson JENNIFER JACKSON.

She says, "He's obviously doing much better. We wanted to make sure he was completely better before we let him go."

Cash suffers from a condition called autonomic neuropathy, a disease of the nervous system that makes him susceptible to pneumonia and bronchitis. The condition has led to recurrent bouts of both illnesses and the star has been in and out of hospital since 1998.