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Ex-Mayor Flynn Leaves Hospital After Collapse

Former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn has been released from the hospital a week after he collapsed during a speaking engagement.

Flynn's son, Edward, said his father was feeling good and resting at his South Boston home after being released Wednesday morning from St. Elizabeth's Medical Center.

The 69-year-old Flynn was taken to the hospital a week ago after he fainted while speaking to young Catholic professionals at a Quincy restaurant. Edward Flynn said his father was hospitalized with a high fever, but had improved and was feeling better.

He said his father is grateful for an outpouring of support, including from former President Bill Clinton, who called Flynn at the hospital.

Flynn was mayor of Boston from 1984 to 1993, when Clinton appointed him ambassador to the Vatican, a post he held until 1997.

This program aired on September 24, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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