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Nick Hogan's Crash Victim Leaves Hospital

9/9/2009 2:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Iraq War veteran who suffered brain damage when Nick Hogan wrecked his car on August 26, 2007 was finally released from the hospital today.

John Graziano left the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa today in the care of his mother, after doctors determined his condition had improved enough to go home, this according to TampaBay.com.

John -- who will still need 24-hour assistance -- fractured his skull when Hogan's car hit a palm tree in Clearwater, FL during a street race. Hogan spent five months in jail over the accident -- the Graziano's civil lawsuit against the Hogan family is still pending.

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why    

both nick and john are at fault for what happened people know what can happen when you get in a car and dont wear a seat belt john was one of those people i kinda don't feel sorry for him i do feel sorry for his family having to see their loved one having to live the rest of their life like that nick on the other wore a seat belt and walked away from the crash with barely a scratch maybe if john had wore a seat belt he too may have walked away from the crash and nick should have been sentenced to a least a few years instead of 8 months and only serving 166 days guess people who come from a well known family get away with almost anything

1755 days ago
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mrez golucky    

Yikes!

1815 days ago
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lynn    

Good Luck John with your recover---you are forever strong!

1815 days ago
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Eric    

aww come on!! he looks fine!

1815 days ago
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Cinner    

That is pathetic I feel for his family. I had to take car of my ex-husband who basically was in the same type accident. It's so painful for the family as well as the victim (not the Hogan's here) to cope with their new life it's hell to go through I wish them many prayers.

1815 days ago
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amanda    

It sickens me that Nick Hogan is out living life after what he did to John.
I understand that they were both in the car when they decided to race, however I feel so horrible for John because unlike Nick the money loathing loser, John was a war vet, and an unselfish person. So sad. I hope that Karma hits Nick one day. 5 months is nothing for what he did.

1815 days ago
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Tray    

Very sad.... all because of irresponsible reckless behavior. Nick Hogan walks away with barely a scratch and this young man will suffer the rest of his life. If Nick is ever caught speeding again he should have to sit in jail for 30 years.

1815 days ago
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FO REAL    

NICK HOGAN SHOULD HAVE TO PAY EVERY SINGLE HOSPITAL BILL AND ANY FURTHER BILLS FOR JOHN WITH HIS OWN MONEY (NOT HIS FATHERS)..NICK IS RUNNING AROUND SPOILED ROTTEN AND CAREFREE. LET US ALL NOT FORGET NICK HOGAN CRYING WHEN HE WAS IN JAIL BECAUSE IT WAS TOO HARD FOR HIM TO TAKE...IT WAS UNFAIR TO HIM. WELL, LOOK HOW UNFAIR IT IS FOR JOHN.

1815 days ago
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Jilly    

This is a huge day for this young man. What a milestone he has achieved. His family's love and support, with the care of the VA system, has surely helped a lot. He is able to do something today that most of us take for granted-go home, and maybe even sleep in his own bed. I hope he continues to improve. It may be a long road but I believe there is hope. His fate would be different if his family weren't there to help and support him.

1815 days ago
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Linda Mott    

Nick Hogan was caught on tape saying nasty things about his friend. He showed no remorse. That whole family is messed up.

1815 days ago
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Kim    

Whoever took this picture and the people distributing this photo are crass, souless, illbred individuals.

1815 days ago
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julia    

saddest thing I ever saw. He's a corpse w/ most of his brain gone. How awful for his family

1815 days ago
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doc murry    

how the hell is he driving again,,good god,,doesnt he learn..I thought his forehead was all caved in,,he dont look to bad to me

1815 days ago
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CanCan    

all the hogans are pitifull people. nick is the bottom of the hogan pit. cheers to john for having the courage and good luck with your recovery.

1815 days ago
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who dat    

Proof that the obama health care plan is working. They kicked this war hero out of the hospital. You're next.

1815 days ago
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