Zac Efron is on the mend and has a message for fans after being reportedly rushed to a hospital in Australia after falling ill while filming his upcoming TV show, “Killing Zac Efron,” in Papua New Guinea. The 32-year-old actor allegedly contracted typhoid or a bacterial infection, according to Australia’s Sunday Telegraph, who first broke the news over the weekend. The reports state that Efron was airlifted by emergency workers to an airport in Brisbane, Australian before the holidays and then transported to a private hospital.
As The Blast reported, the “High School Musical” star was seen out for the first time since his hospitalization in Los Angeles on Saturday. We obtained photos of Zac Efron looking healthy at the opening of a new shop called Vejo where he was seen taking snaps with fans. On Sunday night, the actor took to social media to confirm the news about falling ill. Posting a snap from Papua New Guinea with several children, the “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” actor broke his silence.
“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.,” Zac Efron captioned the picture. “I’m home for the holidays with my friends and family. Thanks for all the love and concern, see you in 2020!” According to the initial reports, he was hospitalized for several days before getting the clearance to fly home. The Director of Medical Resue, Dr. Glenn McKay, who oversaw Efron’s flight to Australia, told The Mirror, they “retrieved a US citizen in his 30s from PNG to Brisbane for medical attention in Australia.”