AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin’s favorite cross dresser, Leslie Cochran, wasdischarged from a rehab center around 12:45pm Friday, according toa spokesperson. Doctors say he's doing very, very well.
“Leslie left in typical Leslie style—with a zebraskin hat and vest,” Kathy Rupert of Central Texas Rehab saidin a telephone interview Friday. (Rupert said he was wearingpants.)
“He walked out with close friends that will take care ofand keep an eye on him,” Rupert continued.
Rupert says they’re recommending he follow up withcontinued rehabilitation on an out-patient basis.
Cochran was hospitalized after collapsing on October 3rd. Thewell-known Austinite was in critical condition when he arrived atUMC Brackenridge early that morning.
Cochran’s prognosis was very bad early in hishospitalization, with nurses and doctors questioning whether hewould be able to care for himself. But the man known to many assimply “Leslie” rebounded quickly.
He was transferred to the rehabilitation center on October16.
Well wishes for Cochran have flooded online messages boards, andseveral vigils were held in his support.
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