Close
BRAND NEW ON E!
  • UPDATE!

    News/ 

    Burt Reynolds Hospitalized With Severe Flu; Rep Says Actor "and His Mustache" Receiving Best of Care

    Burt Reynolds Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images

    Burt Reynolds, we're pulling for your recovery—and getting a good laugh from your PR camp.

    The Smokey and the Bandit star has been hospitalized in Florida with a severe case of the flu that landed him in the intensive care unit with severe hydration.

    Happily, Reynolds' rep told E! News on Friday, "He is doing better. They are taking care of him and his mustache."

    Yes, the rep really said that.

    Burt Reynolds braved quintuple bypass surgery in 2010 

    The 76-year-old actor, an Oscar nominee for Boogie Nights and erstwhile star of the CBS sitcom Evening Shade, most recently contributed his voice, as himself, to the quirky animated FX series Archer.

    May Reynolds—whose mustache indeed contributed to his sex-symbol status in the 1980s—feel better soon! 

    UPDATE: Reynolds' rep told E! News Saturday the star's "fever is down and we believe he should be taken out of ICU very soon."

    (This article was originally published on Friday, Jan. 25 at 3:33 p.m.)

    —Reporting by Marcus Mulick

    Most mustaches come with beards these days—check out the celebs sporting big-time facial hair

    RELATED VIDEOS:

    FROM AROUND THE WEB
    MORE ON EONLINE
    Most Read
    Khloe Kardashian, French Montana

    Hercules Premiere

    Dwayne Johnson, Mariah Carey & more stars hit the red carpet