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Rep: Flu puts Burt Reynolds in ICU

Posted at 6:16 PM, Jan 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-25 18:24:58-05

From Carolyn Sung, CNN

(CNN) — 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. Kritzer declined to say what hospital the actor was in, saying, “He would like that (kept) private.”

“He is doing better at this time,” Kritzer said late Friday afternoon. “We expect, as soon as he gets more fluids, he will be back in a regular room.”

Reynolds got his start in Hollywood in the late 1950s, and went on to star in a number of TV series including “Gunsmoke” and in movies, including the “Cannonball Run” and “Smokey and the Bandit” series. According to IMDB (Internet Movie Database) , the Georgia-born Reynolds is 76 years old.