Actor-comedian Richard Pryor was released from the hospital Monday to continue recovering from triple heart bypass surgery, his agent said. "Richard is doing just fine. He's on his way to a full recovery," Guy McElwaine said.
Pryor, 50, who suffered a mild heart attack while performing in Australia in 1990, underwent surgery Wednesday at the University of California Medical Center after complaining of chest pains.
The popular comedian also suffers from multiple sclerosis. That illness is in remission and is not life threatening, McElwaine said.
In 1980 Pryor had a brush with death when he was severely burned while "freebasing" cocaine. He spent months recuperating from those injuries and his drug dependency.