Former Governor Edwin Edwards released from hospital

POSTED: Monday, January 30, 2012 - 5:45pm

UPDATED: Monday, January 30, 2012 - 6:46pm

THIS IS AN NBC33 UPDATE: Former governor Edwin Edwards is home tonight after spending several days in the hospital.

His wife, Trina, says he was transferred out of ICU last night and got to go home earlier today.

ORIGINAL STORY: Former Governor Edwin Edwards is in the hospital tonight in Baton Rouge.

According to his wife he was admitted with pneumonia. Trina Edwards says she expects her husband to be back to his old self in just a few days.

Edwards is 84 years old. He was Louisiana's only 4 time governor.

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