Burt Reynolds in intensive care with flu symptoms

Burt Reynolds in intensive care with flu symptoms

LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 27: Actor Burt Reynolds presents onstage during the 14th annual Screen Actors Guild awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Print
Email
|

CNN

Posted on January 26, 2013 at 12:07 AM

MIAMI, Fla. -- American actor Burt Reynolds is battling the flu in the intensive care unit of a Florida hospital, CNN reported on Friday.

The "Smokey and the Bandit" actor arrived at the unnamed hospital with dehydration and was later transferred to intensive care, Reynolds' manager, Erik Kritzer, told CNN.

"He is doing better at this time," Kritzer was quoted as saying on Friday afternoon."We expect, as soon as he gets more fluids, he will be back in a regular room."

Reynolds, 76, is famous for roles in 1970s movies including "Deliverance" and "The Longest Yard." More recently, he won a Golden Globe award for his role as a porn king in 1997 film "Boogie Nights."

Reynolds had heart bypass surgery in 2010.

Print
Email
|