Ol' Dirty Bastard Leaves Hospital After Shooting

Russell Jones, the rapper known as Ol' Dirty Bastard, walked out of a Brooklyn hospital early Wednesday morning about eight hours after he walked in.

As we first reported on Tuesday (see "Wu-Tang Clan's Ol' Dirty Bastard Shot"), O.D.B. (who also recently adopted the handle Big Baby Jesus) was shot Tuesday afternoon during what police are calling a robbery at the Brooklyn home of his girlfriend. The rapper was robbed of some jewelry and was shot once; the bullet entered his back and exited his arm.

A spokesperson at Brooklyn's Interfaith Medical Center called the wounds "superficial," and commented about O.D.B., "He's quite a character."

Police are looking for two or three suspects.

Dirty had just returned home to Brooklyn from Orlando, Florida where on Sunday he recorded a duet for Coolio's next album (see "Coolio and Ol' Dirty Bastard Do It In the Park").


was shot once before, in the back during a Brooklyn street argument four years ago.