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NEW YORK (AP) -- A spokesman for Dennis Hopper says the 73-year-old actor is out of the hospital and "feeling much better" after taking ill on Wednesday.

In a statement, Sam Maydew, Hopper's manager, said that the "Easy Rider" star went to a Manhattan hospital after showing severe flulike symptoms.

On a publicity trip to New York, the Los Angeles-based Hopper had been forced to cancel a number of interviews and TV appearances on Wednesday. His current project is "Crash," a TV version of the Oscar-winning 2004 film. Hopper plays maniacal music producer Ben Cendars on the drama, which airs on the Starz network.