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Burt Reynolds Still in Hospital, But Improving

Krista Wick
January 28, 2013
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Burt Reynolds Released From Hospital

Burt Reynolds is still recuperating Monday in a Florida hospital after a bout with dehydration and severe flu symptoms, but his rep says the actor is improving and should be released soon.

The 76-year-old star -- who was admitted to the ICU late last week -- "is doing much better" and is expected to leave the hospital on Tuesday or Wednesday, his rep Erik Kritzer said in a statement to ET. "He wants to thank all of you for your caring concern," Kritzer added.

Related: Burt Reynolds Undergoes Open Heart Surgery

The actor has suffered other bouts of ill health in recent years. In 2010, Reynolds underwent a quintuple heart bypass one year after entering rehab to end a reliance on prescription drug habit acquired after back surgery.


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