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'Hobbit' Director Peter Jackson Is Home After Surgery

February 4, 2011 (3:05 am) GMT
His publicist confirmed that he has been released from the hospital and would soon start the production of 'The Hobbit'.

Director Peter Jackson is recovering at home after he was released from hospital following surgery for a perforated ulcer. The "Lord of the Rings" moviemaker admitted himself into the Wellington Hospital in his native New Zealand last week after complaining of excruciating stomach pains.

He was operated on and spent several days recuperating at the medical facility until he was allowed to leave on Thursday, February 3, according to the Associated Press. His publicist Melissa Booth has added that disruptions to the already much-delayed "The Hobbit", which Jackson is directing, will be "minimal".

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