He has often played the tough-guy role on the silver screen, and now Burt Reynolds is staying strong off-screen as well.
The Boogie Nights actor returned to his Florida home on Tuesday after undergoing a scheduled quadruple bypass procedure last week, his manager said.
And it seems the 74 year old, who is receiving 24-hour care, is feeling good as new, even joking that he has "a great motor with brand new pipes".
Burt has faced other health problems in recent years, and in 2009, after having back surgery, he underwent rehab for an addiction to prescription medication.
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