WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) _ Brooke Adams, who underwent emergency surgery to have her appendix removed, was released Monday from MaineGeneral Medical Center.

``I'm going to come back up here if I'm ever sick because this is the best hospital I've ever been in,'' the 55-year-old actress said. ``I love it. Everyone was great.''

Adams was in Waterville to promote ``Made-Up,'' an independent film directed by her husband, Tony Shaloub, star of the TV series ``Monk,'' and written by her sister, Lynne Adams, who also stars in the movie.

She had surgery Sunday night.

Adams, who lives in Los Angeles and Virginia, was wheeled out of the hospital and placed in a makeshift bed in the back of a station wagon for the drive to her sister's home in Boston.

Her films include ``Days of Heaven,'' ``Invasion of the Body Snatchers'' and ``The Dead Zone.''

She planned to fly to New Orleans Tuesday to start shooting ``At Last,'' an independent film produced by ``Made-Up'' co-producer Mark Donadio.