Burt Reynolds

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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.

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

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