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6:30 am
Tue August 18, 2009

Broadcaster Ernie Harwell released from hospital

DETROIT – Detroit baseball broadcasting legend Ernie Harwell is back at his Detroit-area home and resting comfortably following a stint in the hospital.

Gary Spicer, Harwell's attorney and friend, tells The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press the 91-year-old Harwell was hospitalized for most of last week with an obstructed bile duct. Spicer said the obstruction was dislodged, Harwell was released Friday, and he was resting at his home in Novi.

Spicer said Harwell needed additional tests. He said because doctor's have recommended rest, the Hall of Fame broadcaster has canceled appearances and appointments for the next several weeks.

Spicer declined to reveal additional details about Harwell's health.

Harwell retired from the broadcast booth in 2002.