LATEST: US chat show legend Johnny Carson's beloved sidekick Ed McMahon was released from hospital yesterday (07MAR05) where he had been treated for mild concussion and fall injuries.

The TV personality spent his 82nd birthday in a Beverly Hills, California hospital over the weekend (05-06MAR05) where he received several stitches for a head lesion after he fell over on Friday afternoon (04MAR04).

He has planned a belated birthday barbecue to compensate for spending his big day in bed.

He says, "I feel great and now I'm going to celebrate my 82nd birthday properly."

09/03/2005 14:37