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Nirvana’s Lead Singer Leaves Hospital

March 8, 1994

ROME (AP) _ Kurt Cobain, lead singer of the rock band Nirvana, left a Rome hospital today after recovering from a coma brought on by mixing a large dose of tranquilizers with champagne.

Cobain, 27, is ″back to normal. He is fine and was ready for release this morning,″ said Jaimie Brodie, an administrator of Rome American Hospital.

Cobain was stricken Friday while staying at a luxury hotel with his wife, Courtney Love, and daughter. He regained consciousness on Saturday. Brodie said there will be no permanent effects from the coma.

Cobain reportedly had come to Rome to recover from health problems that had forced the band to cancel two concert dates in Europe.

Cobain and Nirvana won international prominence with their 1991 album ″Nevermind,″ featuring the hit ″(Smells Like) Teen Spirit.″ The band released another best-selling album, ″In Utero,″ last year.

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