Naomi Campbell Released from Brazilian Hospital

Naomi Campbell


updated 02/29/2008 AT 4:40 PM ET

originally published 02/29/2008 AT 5:00 PM ET

Naomi Campbell was released from a Brazilian hospital on Friday after successfully undergoing surgery earlier this week to remove what was described as a small cyst.

“The patient has recovered well from her surgery,” the Hospital Sirio-Libanes, in Sao Paulo, said in a statement, reports.

“I would like to thank everyone for their kind wishes and concern over the past week and for the fantastic service I have received at the hospital,” Campbell told PEOPLE through her rep on Friday.

The model also disputed reports that she was hosting a party, saying, “I take my health very seriously, so to suggest that I would host a party following an operation is ludicrous.”

On Tuesday, the supermodel’s rep confirmed that the 37-year-old had been admitted to the hospital and said she was resting and “looking forward to getting back to work.”
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