LOS ANGELES – Comedian Rodney Dangerfield (search) is expected to make a full recovery from his heart valve replacement surgery but remained in intensive care Sunday, his publicist said.
The 82-year-old actor is hospitalized at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, where he continues to make progress, said publicist Kevin Sasaki. He underwent surgery Aug. 25.
Dangerfield was being tended to by his wife, Joan, who has remained with him day and night, Sasaki said.
The comic underwent brain surgery last year to reduce his chances of having a stroke during the heart surgery.
Dangerfield, best known for the self-mocking line, "I don't get no respect," recently released his autobiography, "It's Not Easy Being Me: A Lifetime of No Respect but Plenty of Sex and Drugs."
Before his surgery, he also taped several appearance on upcoming television shows.