Right before Christmas, Zac Efron was hospitalized with a Life-Threatening Infection. According to The Sunday Telegraph, the actor contracted a deadly infection (believed to be typhoid or a similar bacteria) while filming for his upcoming series Killing Zac Efron in Papua New Guinea. The 32-year-old was reportedly transported to Australia’s Brisbane Airport, then rushed to St. Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital. Per the outlet, Efron received several days of treatment before he was released. The actor was able to travel back to the US on Dec. 24.
Killing Zac Efron will follow Efron’s 21-day journey into the jungle on a remote island with nothing but basic survival gear and a guide partner. “I tend to thrive under extreme circumstances and seek out opportunities that challenge me on every level. I am excited to explore any uncharted territory and discover what unexpected adventure awaits!” Zac said in a statement after the announcement in November. Efron is executive producing the series.
It is unknown if his recent health scare slowed down filming for the show, but according to reports, the star is at home and recovering.