Burt Reynolds was placed in the intensive care unit at a Florida hospital yesterday after experiencing extreme flu symptoms, TMZ is reporting. The ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ actor’s rep, Erik Kritzer, said his client caught the flu virus that’s been circulating across the country, and was coping with the symptoms for several days.
When the symptoms got worse, Reynolds was admitted to the hospital. Kritzer added that the actor was moved to the ICU after doctors determined he was severely dehydrated. But the doctors are optimistic that he will make a full recovery. The 76-year-old star is expected to be moved back into a regular hospital room once he has received more fluids.
Written by: Karen Benardello