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Burt Reynolds Feels 'Fabulous' After Surgery

April 27th, 2010 7:00pm EDT

Burt Reynolds Burt Reynolds is feeling "fabulous" after undergoing heart surgery in February - he now wants to "live to be 199."

The 74 year old was diagnosed with clogged arteries after a routine check-up earlier this year, and immediately underwent an operation to correct the condition. The actor admits he was lucky doctors were able to spot the problem, and he's delighted with his renewed health since the surgery.

He tells People.com, "I was a heart attack waiting to happen... My doctor said I needed to undergo bypass surgery immediately. I went home and shaved then had the operation the next day. (Now I want to) live to be 199."

The Boogie Nights star insists he was out of his hospital bed and exercising just five days after the operation and now "feels fabulous".

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