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Burt Reynolds Released From Rehab

September 17th, 2009 10:46am EDT favorite Add to My News
Burt Reynolds Released From RehabHollywood icon Burt Reynolds has been discharged from a drug rehabilitation center following treatment for his addiction to painkillers.

The 73-year-old actor was admitted to the Hanley Center in Florida last month after a nasty fall at his waterfront mansion in Hobe Sound led him to realize he'd become "a prisoner of prescription pain pills."

According to the National Enquirer, the Smokey and the Bandit star agreed to undergo detox and a 30-day rehab program after doctors raised fears for his mental health in the aftermath of the accident. The actor has previously confessed to a reliance on sleeping aid Halcion after turning to the drug to ease the terrible pain he felt from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) in the 1980s.

Reynolds' manager, Erik Kritzer, confirmed the rehab stint, insisting the star relapsed after undergoing painful surgery on his back and "checked himself into rehab in order to regain control of his life."

Kritzer also revealed Reynolds has now left the facility, but no further details were given.

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