Burt Reynolds released after surgery

3:01 PM PST 03/03/2010 by Associated Press, AP

Manager says actor is 'feeling great' after bypass operation

JUPITER, Fla. -- Burt Reynolds' manager says the actor has been released from a Florida hospital after a planned heart bypass operation.

Erik Kritzer said in a statement Wednesday that Reynolds had been scheduled for the operation for over a month.

Kritzer said Reynolds went into the hospital on Monday and was discharged Tuesday.

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."

Last year, Reynolds spent time in a Florida rehab center after treatment for painkiller abuse following back surgery.

Reynolds is 74.
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