Philadelphia 76ers legend Dr. J gives update: "Fully recovered"

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Dr. J thanks all in recovery message. Tamala Edwards reports during Action News Mornings on January 9, 2018. (WPVI)

Philadelphia 76ers legend Julius 'Dr. J' Erving is thanking his fans after a health scare over the weekend.

Erving tweeted a picture of himself with his family on Monday night.

He wrote: "Fully recovered... and hanging with my wife and son. Thank you all for the love and well wishes!"

The 67-year-old Hall of Famer became ill while attending Friday's game at the Wells Fargo Center. He rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell before tipoff.

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Sixers legend Julius Erving hospitalized after ringing bell at Sixers game. Gray Hall reports during Action News at 6 a.m. on January 6, 2018.

Dr. J spent the night at the hospital for a medical evaluation.

Erving led the Sixers to their most recent NBA championship in 1983 and was the 1981 NBA MVP.
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