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Mel Tillis has returned home after undergoing heart surgery in Nashville earlier this month.

The country music legend, 81, was admitted to TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center over the weekend (08-09Mar14) for "a routine heart procedure. He was released from the hospital on Friday. His daughter Pam reveals, "Dad is doing great and is happy to be leaving the hospital in time to catch today's Florida vs. Missouri (college basketball) game."


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