Burt Reynolds in ICU With the Flu
Actor is doing better, says his rep
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2013 5:27 AM CST
This image released by Warner Bros. shows Burt Reynolds in the 1972 film "Deliverance."   (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Entertainment)

(Newser) – This year's flu has its most high-profile patient: Burt Reynolds. The 76-year-old actor is in a Florida intensive care unit after becoming dehydrated, reports CNN. A representative says he is doing better, however, and should be in a regular room soon. ("They are taking care of him and his mustache," he tells E! Online.) Nationwide, the CDC says flu cases are leveling off in most places, though they are still increasing in the West, reports AP. Meanwhile, a nasty stomach bug is spreading across the US, too.

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Jan 27, 2013 8:52 PM CST
Get well Burt. One of the greats. Smokey & The Bandit, Cannonball Run......the memories.
Jan 26, 2013 5:47 PM CST
my thoughts and prayers to Mr. Reynolds for a speedy recovery. I have had much pleasure over the years watching your movies and tv appearances.
Jan 26, 2013 3:15 PM CST
Thank you Mr. Reynolds for the enjoyment you gave us through all your movies......Wtih Jackie Gleason, with Sally Field to name a couple. Thank you for your most beautiful delivery of "Deliverance".....at the end in hospital room..."I don't know nothing!" My wife was so in love with you....she was a savings & loan manager...when I called there they would go thru the "May I ask who is calling"......I would say, "Tell her it's Burt Reynolds".....a small town innocent girl, she would come and answer the phone with"Hello".... I would say, "Toni, this is Burt".."You're not Burt Reynolds" "Ohhh.... you!" and hang up on me. May the power of the Savior have you in His hands, and may the Wind always be at your back and may you be with the Lord three days before the devil knows you're dead. 1942