The flu has actor Burt Reynolds hospitalized and recently in a Florida ICU for treatment of the related symptoms. The television and movie star was reportedly hospitalized just last evening, but is now being moved out of the Intensive Care Unit.
A report from ABC News on Jan. 26 notes that the 76-year-old actor has improved enough to be able to move out of the ICU. Reynolds' publicist, Erik Kritzer released a statement to ABC News which said:
"Burt’s fever is down and we believe he should be taken out of ICU very soon."
This is certainly encouraging news as concerns were running high with the actor's condition appearing more serious before. Burt Reynolds is known for a variety of movie roles over the years, and has recently appeared in an episode of USA's "Burn Notice" on television.
Reynolds saw his fame rise thanks to movies including "Cannonball Run," "Smokey and the Bandit," and "Deliverance." He earned a Golden Globe award along with an Oscar nomination for the critically-acclaimed film "Boogie Nights." As for television, he most recently voiced a character on FX's animated show "Archer," and starred in the TV movie "Reel Love" along with LeAnn Rimes in 2011.