Actor Burt Reynolds lifts the Honorary Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 2007 Taurus World Stunt Awards at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles May 20, 2007. The show honors the most outstanding stunt professionals from all over the world for their extraordinary performances.
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Burt Reynolds was admitted to a Florida hospital after developing flu symptoms and is now in intensive care, according to one his representatives.
The 76-year-old actor initially went to the hospital because of dehydration before being transferred to the ICU, Reynold's representative Erik Kritzer told CNN.
Kritzer would not say which hospital the actor was in and that "he would like that (kept) private."
The rep also said that Reynolds is doing better at the moment.
"He is doing better at this time," Kritzer said Friday afternoon. "We expect, as soon as he gets more fluids he will be back in a regular room."
ABC News is now reporting that the actor's fever is down and should be moving out of the ICU shortly, according to Kritzer.
"Burt's fever is down and we believe he should be taken out of ICU very soon," he said.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the "Boogie Nights" and "Smokey and the Bandit" star will make a full recovery.
Reynold's public relations team was even making light of the situation.
"He is doing better. They are taking care of him and his mustache," his PR team told E! Online.
Reynolds was born Burton Milo Reynolds, Jr. and was making a name for himself as a football star before embarking on his acting career, according to CNN. The star suffered several injuries that forced him to leave his athletic career behind.
The actor has also earned accolades as a philanthropist by creating the Burt Reynolds Institute of Film and Theatre.
(Sources: CNN, ABC News, E! Online)