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Actress Jane Fonda is explaining her recent use of a wheelchair.

Regarding Fonda's use of a wheelchair at JFK last week, a rep for the 71-year-old star said in a statement to ET, "Ms. Fonda recently had very minor back surgery. She is fine but avoids walking long distances with luggage during her recuperation."