Mary-Kate Olsen to Return Home Soon

Wednesday, July 21st 2004, 10:09 am
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP) _ After six weeks at a treatment facility for a health-related issue, Mary-Kate Olsen, the brunette half of the Olsen twins, is ``doing well'' and her fans can ``expect her to return home soon,'' her publicist, Michael Pagnotta, said Tuesday.

The 18-year-old actress has been reported to be battling an eating disorder.

People magazine said Tuesday that Mary-Kate will be released this weekend, return home to her family and begin preparing for college in the fall.

Mary-Kate, and her blond twin sister, Ashley, turned 18 in June. They plan to attend New York University in the fall.

They've been acting together since they were 9 months old, most notably on the sitcom ``Full House'' and in a series of direct-to-video movies. They've also attached their names to a line of products ranging from clothing to beauty items to home decorating merchandise.

Their big-screen debut, ``New York Minute,'' did poorly at the box office after its May release.