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Burt Reynolds admitted to the hospital after getting the flu

By Daniel S Levine,

Even Burt Reynolds couldn't avoid the flu epidemic that’s sweeping the country. The movie icon was admitted to the hospital on Friday after coming down with a severe case of the flu.

According to TMZ, the 75-year-old Smokey and the Bandit star had been dealing with flu symptoms for several days this week. The symptoms got worse, so Reynolds was taken to the hospital. He was moved to the intensive care unit to be treated for “severely dehydrated,” his doctors said.

Thankfully, they expect that he will make a full recovery. In fact, his rep had a little fun with E! News.

“He is doing better. They are taking care of him and his mustache,” the rep said.

His rep also told CNN that Reynolds would like some privacy. “He is doing better at this time,” representative Erik Kritzer said. “We expect, as soon as he gets more fluids, he will be back in a regular room.”

Reynolds, who was nominated for an Oscar for Boogie Nights, has been busy making guest appearances on TV shows recently, including Burn Notice and has provided voices on American Dad and Archer. He is also best known for Evening Shade, The Longest Yard and Cannonball Run.

We wish Reynolds - and that moustache - the best.

 
 

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