32-year-old actor Zac Efron is speaking out, taking to Instagram to share a message about his health after Australia’s Sunday Telegraph reported he had contracted what is believed to be typhoid or a “similar bacterial infection” while filming his Quibi show, Killing Zac Efron, in Papua New Guinea.
Efron wrote: “Very thankful to everyone who has reached out. I did get sick in Papua New Guinea but I bounced back quick and finished an amazing 3 weeks in P.N.G. I’m home for the holidays with my friends and family. Thanks for all the love and concern, see you in 2020!”
It had been reported that a medevac crew airlifted Efron to Brisbane, where he was then rushed to St. Andrews War Memorial Hospital in Spring Hill, and that Efron’s doctors allowed him to return to the United States on Christmas Eve, after he spent multiple days undergoing treatment.
Killing Zac Efron, which was announced in November, sees Efron spending 21 days off the grid, “with nothing but basic gear, a guide partner and a will to survive.”
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