Naomi Campbell Leaves Brazil Hospital

British supermodel fine after emergency abdominal surgery
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2008 8:51 AM CST

(Newser) – A helicopter whisked Naomi Campbell away from waiting paparazzi at a Brazil hospital after a successful operation to remove a cyst from her abdomen, E! Online reports. Doctors, including one of Brazil's top specialists, say the British supermodel is "completely cured" following the emergency surgery. Campbell, 37, is a frequent visitor to Brazil.

Campbell's publicist said she was looking forward to getting back on the catwalk after she was fully recovered, although Campbell squashed rumors she was planning a big bash to celebrate her release. "I take my health very seriously," she told TMZ. "To suggest that I would host a party following an operation is ludicrous."