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Poet, author Maya Angelou recovering in NC after brief hospitalization; ordered not to travel

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2008 file photo, poet Maya Angelou is shown in Washington. Butler University in Indianapolis announced Tuesday, April 23, 2013, that the 85-year-old Angelou had canceled an appearance scheduled for Thursday. A note dated Tuesday and sent by her physician said Angelou had undergone a brief hospitalization, was recovering at home in North Carolina and had been directed not to travel for three to four weeks. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
April 23, 2013 - 1:27 PM

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - One of Maya Angelou's doctors says the poet and author is recovering at her North Carolina home following a brief hospitalization.

Dr. Jeff Williamson of the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., says in letter dated Tuesday that, as leader of Angelou's medical team, he has ordered the 85-year-old to forego any travel for the next three to four weeks.

The letter was sent to Angelou's speaker's bureau, MacRae Speakers & Entertainment LLC. A message seeking further details was left for the Pembroke, Mass.-based company.

Butler University in Indianapolis announced Angelou had cancelled an appearance scheduled for Thursday after being notified by the speaker's bureau.

Among Angelou's most acclaimed works is the 1969 autobiographical work "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."

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