On Jan. 25, news that Burt Reynolds hospitalized went viral. The "Boogie Nights" star, who is an accomplished actor with decades of roles under his belt, had to be treated after contracting the flu in Florida. Because of this malady Burt became dehydrated.
According to CNN, Reynolds' spokesperson Erik Kritzer, his client was sent to the Intensive Care Unit in an unspecified hospital but that he doing better since being treated with extra fluids.
As of Friday afternoon, the 76-year-old thespian was said to still be in the ICU but was expected to be upgraded to a regular room in the medical facility.
Burt Reynolds, who was born in Georgia, has been a resident of southeastern Florida for many years and was honored by being added to the Florida Artist Hall of Fame a decade ago.
This accomplished performer earned one Academy Awards nomination during his career thus far. That honor was given for his role as a film producer of pornography in the highly successful film, "Boogie Nights," a thrill for the prolific performer even though he has been acting for more than 30 years after a knee injury sidelined him from an athletic career.
Although he has not yet earned an Oscar, Reynolds has earned a trio of People's Choice awards and was a favorite around Tinseltown when he took part in the "Cannonball Run" films. Controversy followed Burt when he parted ways with actress Loni Anderson.
That said, it's been a long time since Burt Reynolds was in a relationship with Anderson. Here's hoping the iconic performer can get better soon after being hospitalized for dehydration in Florida. Indeed, this beloved Hollywood actor who lives in the Sunshine State is always in the news whenever his health takes a turn.