Horror novelist Stephen King has left hospital and is now recovering at home after a battle with pneumonia.

The SALEM'S LOT scribe underwent surgery at the EASTERN MAINE MEDICAL CENTER in America to remove fluid and scar tissue from one of his lungs, and spent a total of 25 days in medical care.

King's spokesperson says, "He's home and on the mend. He's happy to be home for the holidays."

King was diagnosed with the illness in November (03) and further complications arose from injuries he sustained in a dramatic car accident four years ago, which left him with a punctured lung among other injuries.

19/12/2003 16:51