"American Bandstand" icon Dick Clark (search) returned to his beachfront home Wednesday, more than seven weeks after what was described as a minor stroke.

Clark, 75, was released from a Burbank hospital and will continue recuperating at his Malibu home, publicist Paul Shefrin said.

Clark was grateful for the many cards and letters he received during his hospital stay.

"He was very touched by the outpouring of support, not only from the celebrity world but from the people on the streets of New York," Shefrin said.

For the first time in 32 years, Clark was unable to host his "New Year's Rockin' Eve (search)" show from Times Square. Daytime talk show host Regis Philbin stood in while Clark watched from his hospital bed.

During the broadcast, fans on the street held up "Get Well Dick" signs. Madonna, John Travolta, Janet Jackson (search) and other celebrities were shown on videotape expressing best wishes.

Shefrin wouldn't discuss the impact of the stroke.

Clark produces the American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards and Golden Globe Awards through his dick clark productions inc.