Beloved author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been cleared to go home from a hospital in Mexico City after spending a week receiving treatment for dehydration linked to lung and urinary tract infections.

The 87-year-old Nobel Prize winner was admitted to the National Medical Sciences and Nutrition Institute last week (31Mar14).

A spokeswoman for the hospital tells, "His condition is delicate due to his age. He will recover at home."

The news site adds that medical staff and Garcia Marquez's family are hopeful for a full recovery, revealing he is in a "stable" condition.

This isn't the One Hundred Years of Solitude writer's first medical scare - in 1999, he was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer, and, in 2012, his brother Jaime revealed his famous sibling was suffering from dementia.

The reclusive Colombia-born author has lived in Mexico for more than 30 years.