Fans are sending well-wishes to Zac Efron. On Sunday, December 29, The Sunday Telegraph reported that the 32-year-old was rushed to an Australian hospital where he was treated for several days earlier this month. According to the news outlet, just before Christmas, the actor allegedly contracted what was believed to be typhoid or a similar bacterial infection while filming his upcoming survival series Killing Zac Efron in Papua New Guinea.
According to the publication, when Zac arrived to the Brisbane hospital, he was “reportedly” in stable condition.
After he saw all the messages from fans, the High School Musical alum took to Instagram to break his silence and share a health update. He assured followers that he “bounced back” and was able to return to the United States for the holidays.
“Very thankful to everyone who has reached out,” Zac captioned the photo posted on December 29. “I did get sick in Papua New Guinea but I bounced back quick and finished an amazing 3 weeks in PNG. I’m home for the holidays with my friends and family. Thanks for all the love and concern, see you in 2020!”
Just before reports of his illness surfaced, the actor was spotted at an event in Los Angeles on Saturday, December 28, according to Us Weekly.
As fans know, in November 2019 Quibi — a new digital, short-form mobile video network launching in April 2020 — announced that Zac would be filmed as he spent 21 days, totally off the grid, in the jungle on a remote island for the Killing Zac Efron series. Once the show officially launched, fans will watch as he survives with only basic supplies and a guide partner. Zac will also be listed as an executive producer.
“I tend to thrive under extreme circumstances and seek out opportunities that challenge me on every level,” he said in a statement that announced the show. “I am excited to explore any uncharted territory and discover what unexpected adventure awaits!”
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