burt reynolds hospitalized flu Burt Reynolds 'feeling better,' remains in ICUActor Burt Reynolds was hospitalized Friday (Jan. 25) in a Florida hospital with a nasty bout of the flu and suffering from severe dehydration. But his representative Erik Kritzer tells CNN the actor’s condition is improving and he is successfully fighting off the flu symptoms.

“He is feeling better,” says Kritzer, predicting that Reynolds will be released Monday. The rep has declined to mention which hospital Reynolds was admitted to, saying Reynolds wants to keep that information private.

Influenza has been running rampant across the country this winter, reaching “epidemic” proportions, according to the CDC. 47 out of 50 states have reported widespread geographic influenza activity.