Published on: January 25, 2013
Photography by: Getty Images Entertainment

BURT REYNOLDS rushed to ER – in intensive care!

Burt had been coping with the flu that’s been kicking ass nationwide but Smokey ain’t no bandit anymore.

He’ll be 77 next month and has suffered from a variety of ailments over the years.

Burt's rep confirmed the aging superstar battled the nasty bug at home but then things took a turn   for the worst

Burt was quickly admitted to the Florida hospital but was moved to the ICU earlier today after docs discovered he was “severely dehydrated."