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NEW KID REJOINS TOUR

Screaming fans gave Donnie Wahlberg of the pop group New Kids on the Block a tumultuous send-off on Tuesday from the hospital where he recuperated from injuries suffered in a fall on stage.

About 200 fans, mostly teen-age girls, greeted the 20-year-old Wahlberg as his bodyguard escorted him out of Saratoga Hospital after a two-day stay.

Wahlberg was treated for a gash in his chin that required six stitches. He also suffered cuts to his chest, arm and mouth when he fell through a stage trapdoor during the New Kids' Sunday night concert at the Saratoga Raceway.

New Kids manager Pete Work said Wahlberg would not perform with the group today in Auburn Hills, Mich., but should return to the stage Thursday for a concert in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

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