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

(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.

This image released by Warner Bros. shows Burt Reynolds in the 1972 film Deliverance.
This image released by Warner Bros. shows Burt Reynolds in the 1972 film "Deliverance."   (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Entertainment)
Burt Reynolds in 2005.
Burt Reynolds in 2005.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, FILE)
Burt Reynolds in 2008.
Burt Reynolds in 2008.   (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, file)
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