LATEST: American comic Rodney Dangerfield has been released from intensive care in a hospital in California as he continues to recovery from brain surgery.

The CADDYSHACK icon may be allowed to go home in the next few days if he continues to recover.

The funnyman has been at the University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center since undergoing a 12-hour brain surgery procedure on 8 April (03).

The operation was designed to improve his blood flow for an upcoming heart valve replacement, tentatively planned for late May (03).