Jackson Leaves Hospital

Jackson returns to ranch to recuperate

Michael Jackson is out of the hospital and back at his Neverland Ranch. A spokeswoman for the Jackson confirmed his release.

The 46-year-old singer was taken to the emergency room at Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria, California, Tuesday after becoming ill. He was treated for a flu-like illness. A doctor at the facility said Jackson's symptoms included nausea. Although he said Jackson was in good spirits, he declined to answer any questions. Jackson apparently left the hospital in one of two black sport-utility vehicles seen racing away from a hospital loading dock. Meanwhile, jury selection in Jackson's trial won't resume until next Tuesday because some prospective jurors are also out with the flu.

Jackson is accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy at his ranch and plying the boy with alcohol. He's pleaded innocent.