September 17th, 2009
11:16 AM ET
This just in to the "Showbiz Tonight" newsroom– actor Burt Reynolds has checked into rehab! Reynolds' manager, Erik Kritzer just released this statement to "Showbiz Tonight".
"After a recent back surgery, Mr. Reynolds felt like he was going through hell and after a while, realized he was a prisoner of prescription pain pills. He checked himself into rehab in order to regain control of his life. Mr. Reynolds hopes his story will help others in a similar situation. He hopes they will not try to solve the problem by themselves, but realize that sometimes it is too tough to do on their own and they should seek help, as he did."
Reynolds is best known for his performances in the "Smokey and the Bandit" films, his Academy Award nominated role in "Boogie Nights" and for dating a string of Hollywood's leading ladies including Sally Field and his former wife Loni Anderson.
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