Perry released from hospital

Updated: May 21, 2009, 1:27 PM ET
Associated Press

AIKEN, S.C. -- William "The Refrigerator" Perry has been released from the hospital after a month-long stay for complications of a nervous system disorder.

Aiken Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Melissa Summer said the former Chicago Bears star was released on Wednesday after being treated for Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

Summer had no details about Perry's condition other than that doctors considered the 46-year-old improved enough to go home.

A call to Perry's agent, Adam Plotkin, was not immediately returned. A phone at the home of Perry's nephew, Purnell Perry, went unanswered.

Perry was a 300-pound plus defensive tackle for the Bears and scored a TD in the team's win over the New England Patriots in the 1986 Super Bowl.


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