Burt Reynolds is getting some major media attention this week. The 81-year-old stepped out at the Tribeca Film Festival Saturday night to promote his latest film "Dog Years." Reynolds, who rarely appears out in public these days, was spotted struggling to walk with the aid of a cane and helped along by his dear friends, actors Robert DeNiro and Chevy Chase who were also attending the film screening at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

Burt Reynolds talks working with young Hollywood.

Deniro was spotted helping Reynolds on the red carpet where the actor was given a chair to sit in during his question and answer session with the media.

Reynolds called Deniro's gesture 'very sweet' as he began talking about his "comeback' film 'Dog Years."

Burt reveals that in the new flick he pretty much plays himself — an aging film star who must cope with the realization that his better days are far behind him.

Reynolds appears comfortable with the aging process.

During the interview, Reynolds revealed the film is still in the distribution phase and laughed as he compares the movie to his own life.

"I guess I'm doing all right. I think because it's a hell of a turnout," Reynolds told reporters.

When asked what it was like to work with a much younger cast Burt laughed and stated, "You don't learn from young actors. You just tell them how to behave."

Reynolds appeared in good spirits and seemed to be having a great time. Fans were excited to see him out and about considering his advanced age and many recent health issues.

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Burt Reynold's health issues

Last summer, Reynolds' family and friends expressed great concern for the "Smokey and the Bandit" actor's health. Those closest to Reynolds stated that Burt has shown early signs of Parkinson's Disease as well as a long list of other health issues that include heart and mobility issues.

At 81, Burt is forced to walk with a cane. He prefers to spend his time quietly at his home in Tequesta, Florida.

It is no secret that throughout Reynolds long career he preferred to do most of his stunts himself for his films. A decision that, decades later, the aging superstar has paid the price for.

Burt now suffers daily from stiffness in his joints throughout his body, tremors in his hands, and friends say he lacks facial expression. Over the years, Reynolds has suffered from many serious health issues, undergoing a quintuple heart bypass and rehab stints to deal with drug and alcohol addiction issues.

After an award winning career in the film and entertainment business, Burt Reynolds has pretty much done it all, earning the respect and love from millions of fans. He claims that his one real regret s letting his one true love — actress Sally Field — slip through his fingers many years ago.

"Dog Years" is written and directed by Adam Rifkin, and co-stars "Modern Family's" Ariel Winter, Chevy Chase and Nikki Blonsky. We wish Burt Reynolds well and look forward to seeing his upcoming film.