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David Letterman Leaves Hospital

January 20, 2000

NEW YORK (AP) _ There was no top 10, but David Letterman was still cracking jokes as he left the hospital five days after quintuple bypass heart surgery.

``I think there must have been some kind of mixup. I went to the hospital to get a face-lift,″ Letterman said Wednesday as he left the hospital, according to spokesman Howard Rubenstein.

Letterman, 52, was continuing to recuperate at an undisclosed location, Rubenstein said.

Letterman had the emergency surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Friday after tests showed that one of his arteries was clogged.

Rubenstein said he did not know when Letterman would be able to return to the ``Late Show.″ CBS is airing reruns while Letterman recovers.

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