Burt Reynolds hospitalized after catching the flu

Posted on: 2:52 pm, January 25, 2013, by , updated on: 03:25pm, January 25, 2013

Burt Reynolds. Photo courtesy: biography.com

Burt Reynolds. Photo courtesy: biography.com

Actor Burt Reynolds is in the intensive care unit at a Florida hospital after he came down with a nasty case of the flu.

TMZ reports Reynolds has suffered with the flu symptoms for several days. Those symptoms worsened and he went to the hospital.

His representative says Reynolds was moved into ICU after doctors said he was “severely dehydrated.”

The 76-year-old “Smokey and the Bandit” start is expected to make a full recovery.

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