Erick Sermon Released From Hospital, Will Explain What Happened

Rapper/producer recuperating from injuries at his Long Island, New York, home.

In a couple of weeks, Erick Sermon will be able to tell the world what actually happened to him on September 25, a spokesperson for the hip-hop legend's label, J Records, said.

Sermon, who sustained several injuries and had to be hospitalized in intensive care after falling from a third-story window that night (see "Police Say Fall, Not Car Accident, Injured Erick Sermon"), has been released from a New Jersey hospital.

His spokesperson said he's in good sprits and resting at his Long Island, New York, home, where he's recuperating from his injuries, which include several broken bones and a broken jaw that requires his mouth to be wired shut for the next two weeks. The spokesperson also said he'll be able to hit the road in six to eight weeks to promote his new LP, Music, which drops October 30 (see "Erick Sermon Making EPMD, Def Squad, Solo Albums").

While J said it is going to let Sermon himself disclose the events of September 25, it has been adamant in proclaiming that his plunge into a parking lot was not a suicide attempt. When the news of the fall first broke, the label had reported that Sermon was in a car accident (see "Erick Sermon In Stable Condition After Car Accident"). J blames that on miscommunication between the label and those who were with the rapper/producer at the hospital when he was admitted.

A spokesperson for the Paterson police department, which was investigating the case, said Friday that police have not discovered any criminal element surrounding Sermon's fall and are not pursuing the case any further.