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    Burt Reynolds' Heart Scare

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    UPDATE: Publicist Erik Kritzer says the procedure had been planned for months and that Reynolds is "feeling great" now that he has "a great motor with brand new pipes."
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    He's survived Deliverance, endured the Cannonball Run and made it through The Longest Yard. Now Burt Reynolds is looking to bounce back from some serious ticker trouble.

    The former box-office champ is recovering from quintuple bypass surgery.

    Reynolds, 74, had the operation last week, according to his rep, and is now back at his Florida home with 24-hour nursing care.

    The Hollywood icon has battled other health issues in recent years, including back surgery that led a prescription pill addiction and trip to rehab in 2009.

    (Originally published March 3, 2010, at 8:41 a.m. PT)

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