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Actor Martin Lawrence has been released from the hospital nearly three weeks after he collapsed from heat stroke while jogging and slipped into a coma, his publicist said.

Lawrence, 34, left the Los Robles Medical Center in the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks on Thursday and is "recuperating and resting comfortably," spokeswoman Victoria Jones said.

Rushed to the hospital Aug. 22 in a coma and with a temperature of more than 107 degrees, Lawrence was in critical condition. Lawrence, who starred in the television comedy series "Martin," hopes to be well enough to attend Monday's celebrity premiere of his new film, "Blue Streak," but "right now we're just concerned about his getting better," Ms. Jones said.

Lawrence collapsed while jogging in heavy clothing in 85-degree temperatures in an effort to lose weight for a role in the film "Big Momma's House," hospital officials said after he was admitted.

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