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Burt Reynolds Undergoes Open Heart Surgery

ETonline, Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 7:39am (PST)

The Associated Press is reporting that actor Burt Reynolds has been released from a Florida hospital after a planned heart bypass operation.

Reynolds' manager Erik Kritzer said in a statement Wednesday that the actor had been scheduled for the operation for over a month. Kritzer says the star of "Smokey and the Bandit," "Deliverance" and "Boogie Nights" told him that he has "a great motor with brand new pipes" and is "feeling great."

The veteran actor had the heart surgery last week and is now recovering at home with 24-hour nursing care.

Last fall, after an apparent accident at his home, Reynolds, 74, entered a treatment program for his addiction to painkillers.

RELATED: Reynolds returns home from rehab

He is slated to co-star with Chevy Chase in the upcoming spoof comedy, "Not Another Not Another Movie," according to imdb.com.

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