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Medical Shocker! Burt Reynolds Is Suffering From Parkinson's Symptoms, Pals Fear

Burt Reynolds Medical Crisis Parkinsons Disease

Aug. 25 2016, Published 10:00 a.m. ET

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Burt Reynolds' alarmed friends are petrified he has Parkinson's disease, RadarOnline.com has learned.

The 80-year-old Smokey and the Bandit actor is reportedly spending his final days holed up at his Tequesta, Fla., home and is barely able to walk without his black cane.

In a bombshell exclusive, RadarOnline.com can reveal that friends claim ailing Burt is showing many of the signs of early Parkinson's disease — a tremor in his hand, zero expression on his face and stiffness in his joints.

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"On some days, Burt struggles to get off the couch," an insider said. "He knows something is wrong but is refusing to see a specialist just in case it's bad news."

Instead, the twice-divorced Deliverance star spends most of his days shut away in the cushy home he shared with second wife Loni Anderson during their tumultuous five-year marriage, which ended in 1993.

His rep, Erik Kritzer, denied any problems saying, "Burt just finished a four-week movie entitled Dog Years and he is doing great and is the happiest I have seen him in years."

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But snitches on the movie's Knoxville, Tenn., set told RadarOnline.com the star had to be helped by minders during the June shooting.

While Burt was rumored to have battled a slew of health woes over the past few decades — from drug and alcohol rehab to a quintuple heart bypass — he has never faced such a terrifying medical issue.

"Burt needs to man up and get a medical examination to find out if he does have Parkinson's so that he can finally put his mind at ease, once and for all," said a source.

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