Zac Efron Contracts Serious Illness While Filming Series 'Killing Zac Efron,' Report Says
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Zac Efron Contracts Serious Illness While Filming Series ‘Killing Zac Efron,’ Report Says

Zac Efron Contracts Serious Illness While Filming Series 'Killing Zac Efron,' Report Says

By Melissa Darling

Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local | See LinkedIn


The beloved Zac Efron had fallen deathly ill while filming (a far too foreshadowing) TV series known as Killing Zac Efron. The series was being filmed in Papua New Guinea before Christmas, when Efron reportedly contracted an illness. Upon this happening, he was flown to a hospital in Brisbane, Australia, where he recovered at St. Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital. The illness that Efron reportedly contracted was similar to that of typhoid or similar bacterial infection. Typhoid is a deadly bacterial disease that spreads through food and water contamination.

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However, despite the extreme severity of the illness, Efron is okay. Efron was finally in stable condition after several days of treatment and given permission to fly home to the US on Christmas Eve according to the Australian Associated Press. Efron, 32, was filming his latest project, Killing Zac Efron, that was picked up by mobile video platform Quibi. This series is a reality show in which Efron is starring and producing. The idea of the show is a survival mode series, in which Efron falls off the grid for 21 days in remote jungles of the country with nothing but basic gear and a guide partner. The tour guide was identified on Facebook as Cyril Tara, who was posting photos of Efron in Papua New Guinea.

Efron confirmed his illness on instagram but also expressed his quick recovery and gratitude for the weeks in Papua New Guinea. Efron had remarked on behalf of his new adventure that “I tend to thrive under extreme circumstances and seek out opportunities that challenge me on every level,” Efron told Variety. “I am excited to explore any uncharted territory and discover what unexpected adventure awaits!” We are all relieved that nothing happened to Efron and he was healthy celebrating with his family for the holidays.

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