Burt Reynolds

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Burt Reynolds is on the mend.

A rep for the Smokey and the Bandit star tells E! News that Reynolds is "doing much better" after being hospitalized in Florida with a severe case of the flu and should be discharged any day now.

"We expect he will be released from the hospital either tomorrow or Wednesday," his publicist said. "He wants to thank all of you for your caring concern."

Burt Reynolds hospitalized with severe flu

Reynolds, 76, developed the flu-like symptoms last week, including fever and severe hydration. His condition was bad enough that he decided to check into an unidentified medical center, where he was put in intensive care for treatment, which included lots of fluids.

On Friday, his rep said the Oscar nominee's fever had gone down, adding that doctors "are taking care of him and his mustache."

Nice to know the legendary hunk's trademark whiskers are being looked after.

Reynolds most recently lent his voice to a cartoon version of himself in FX's offbeat animated spy series, Archer.

—Reporting by Marcus Mulick

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