Burt Reynolds in intensive care after coming down with flu, rep says
Burt Reynolds was among Hollywood's most popular actors in the 1970s and 1980s, thanks to his leading roles in movies like "Smokey and the Bandit" -- as he is shown in here, facing off with actress Sally Fields.
January 25th, 2013
08:26 PM ET

Burt Reynolds in intensive care after coming down with flu, rep says

Actor Burt Reynolds is in intensive care in a Florida hospital, where he went for treatment of flu symptoms, one of his representatives said Friday.

Reynolds was dehydrated when he went to the hospital, and was eventually transferred to its intensive care unit, his representative Erik Kritzer told CNN.

"He is doing better at this time," Kritzer said late Friday afternoon of the 76-year-old actor. "We expect, as soon as he gets more fluids, he will be back in a regular room."

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  1. Rascal Rabble

    dehydrated is a nice way to say you were losing it like water from both ends: diarrhea and vomiting...

    January 25, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ancient Texan

    Good luck Burt. These "golden years" ain't much fun..huh?

    January 26, 2013 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  3. Hide Behind

    Ah yes old age comes to many a man, ills abound at that stage but it is memories of youth you live more in than being old.
    And how many men can look back as Burt can and say; He once got beneath the frock of the "Flying Nun".

    January 26, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BOMBO

    Falling out of the boat and sliding down those rapids on his tailbone didn't help much either.

    January 26, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. BOMBO

    For those who didn't recognize it, the above was a reference to Deliverance, the only good movie Burt Reynolds made in his 76 years.

    January 26, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. lezbi420

    Florida hospitals : do your jobs and get the man some fluids. America can't lose burt reynolds too!

    January 27, 2013 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |