Stephen King Appears In Public
\"It\'s nice to be here,\" King said to about 300 people gathered at the Bowery Ballroom.\" Actually, it\'s nice to be anywhere. King claimed to be nervous for his self-proclaimed coming-out party.\"
\"The writer of ``The Shining,\'\' ``The Green Mile\'\' and ``Hearts in Atlantis\'\' remains hobbled, sometimes leaning upon a cane. He spends two hours a day, three days a week, rehabilitating from the injuries, which included broken ribs and broken bones in his right leg.
``I\'m not strong but I\'m feeling better,\'\' King said in an interview before his reading.\"