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Bo Diddley released from hospital after suffering a heart attack

A publicist says musician Bo Diddley has been released from a Florida hospital after suffering a heart attack and having a stent inserted to improve blood flow.

The 78-year-old singer-guitarist was released Saturday.

Publicist Susan Clary said Tuesday that his health is greatly improved and he is happy to be home.

Diddley, a Mississippi native, complained of dizziness and nausea during a routine checkup August 24.

Diddley also had been hospitalized in May after suffering a stroke. He was then transferred to Florida to begin rehabilitation.

With his black glasses and low-slung guitar, Diddley has been an icon in the music industry since he topped the R&B charts with "Bo Diddley" in 1955. His other hits include "Who Do You Love," "Before You Accuse Me," "Mona" and "I'm a Man."

Diddley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and was given a lifetime achievement Grammy in 1998.

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