Porn king Ron Jeremy has been released from hospital three weeks after he suffered a near-fatal heart aneurysm.

The adult film actor experienced severe chest pains last month (Jan13) so he admitted himself to Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where doctors discovered an aneurysm near his heart and performed emergency surgery.

Jeremy, 59, revealed he was "extremely close" to death during the health drama, but medics have now released him from their care.

Editors at the New York Daily News report the star checked out of the hospital last week (ends17Feb13) and is now convalescing at a hotel in Hollywood.

Jeremy has shown off the new surgical scar on his chest, adding, "I came very close to death. I guess I have a very, very strong will to live."

He lost 45 pounds (20 kilograms) in weight during his hospital stay and has now vowed to change his diet to improve his health.

Jeremy explains, "Eating healthy food is depressing, but it's keeping me alive. My dad is 94 and still going strong. He got mad at me for this. He jokes that he and my mom gave me the perfect body, and I s**ewed it up."