Hugh Hefner: I've Never Felt Better

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is photographed at the Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles Friday, April 7, 2006. Hefner will celebrate his 80th birthday with a party on Saturday. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
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Hugh Hefner says he's doing just fine.

"I've never felt better," the 80-year-old Hefner told The Associated Press when asked Monday about a report that he was in ill health.

A newspaper gossip item said the founder of the Playboy empire had a mini-stroke. But Playboy spokesman Rob Hilburger insisted the report was "completely untrue." Then Hefner got on the phone with assurances he was OK.

"We had a lingerie party Saturday night, and I went up a little early because (girlfriend) Holly (Madison) had a cold. I am in very good health," Hefner said.

Hefner hosted his "Midsummer Night's Dream" party at the mansion Saturday night and a movie-night gathering the following night, Hilburger said.

Guests at the Saturday party included Luke and Owen Wilson, Jack Black, Johnny Knoxville and Jimmy Kimmel, Hilburger said.