Celebrity crime writer Dominick Dunne was released from a hospital Monday after being stricken with pain in the courtroom in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery-kidnapping trial.
Dunne, 82, returned to his hotel suite a few hours after being taken to the hospital. Reached by telephone, he told The Associated Press he was diagnosed with an infection, which was being handled with medication.
He said he hoped to return to the trial Tuesday.
“I’m feeling fine,” said Dunne, whose son, filmmaker Griffin Dunne, flew in from Los Angeles.
Dunne left the courtroom after a court marshal noticed his distress. He was checked by paramedics in the hallway before he was wheeled away on a gurney, sitting up and talking.
The Vanity Fair magazine writer has spent decades covering society and celebrity trials, including Simpson’s murder trial in which he was acquitted in 1995 of killing his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.
Dunne has been fighting bladder cancer and has said in recent interviews that the current Simpson trial would likely be his last. He has said he plans to write his memoirs.
“I’m a fighter. I’m not giving up,” he told The Associated Press on Saturday.
Dunne has said he plans to return to New York at the end of the week for medical tests.