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

By Natalie Finn
|  Friday, Jan 25, 2013  |  Updated 10:06 PM EDT
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Burt Reynolds Hospitalized With Severe Flu

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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.

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 dehydration.

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!

--Reporting by Marcus Mulick

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