Zac Efron Has ‘Bounced Back’ After Getting Sick In Papua New Guinea

Zac Efron got sick just before Christmas after reportedly contracting a “form of typhoid or similar bacterial infection.”

The actor was in Papua New Guinea filming his new documentary “Killing Zac Efron” when he became sick.

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According to the Daily Mail, Efron was flown to Brisbane, Australia on a “life or death flight” accompanied by medical professionals. He was then admitted “in a stable condition” to St Andrews War Memorial Hospital in Spring Hill.

On Christmas Eve, Efron flew back to the United States after being cleared by doctors.

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The Quibi documentary started filming on Dec. 4 and follows Efron into the jungle where he was supposed to stay off-grid for 21 days with only basic gear and a guide.

After news broke of his illness, Efron issued a statement on Instagram thanking 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.” he added.

Efron is now in the United States with his “friends and family.”

ET Canada has reached out to Efron’s rep and the production company behind the doc for comment.

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