What happened to Zac Efron and did he get ill in Papua New Guinea?

Fans were left wondering what had happened to Zac Efron after reports stated he had been rushed to hospital (Picture: @ZacEfron/Twitter)

Zac Efron fans rushed to send their support to the star after the actor revealed via social media that there was some truth to the reports that he had fallen sick in Papua New Guinea.

Zac, 32, has been out in Papua New Guinea (PNG) filming a new survival reality TV show called Killing Zac Efron.

PNG is a country in Oceania, in the southwestern Pacific and the actor’s new adventure series, which he is executive producing as well as starring in, chose the nation’s islands to set the show.

Killing Zac Efron will apparently follow the actor venturing ‘deep into the jungles of a remote, dangerous island to carve his own name in expedition history’, in Bear Grylls, Man vs. Wild fashion.

What happened to Zac Efron in Papua New Guinea?

On Sunday 28 December it was reported that Zac Efron had been ‘rushed to hospital on a life-or-death flight after contracting a deadly illness while filming in Papua New Guinea’.

Zac had been filming in the jungle of Papua New Guinea. (Picture: Getty)

It was said that the former High School Musical Disney star had suddenly taken ill during filming, perhaps with typhoid or a similar bacterial infection and had to be flown to Australia for treatment.

Glenn McKay, a doctor with the Medical Rescue Group, told Sydney’s Daily Telegraph newspaper that while he couldn’t discuss confidential patient information, he could confirm that Medical Rescue ‘retrieved a US citizen in his 30s from PNG to Brisbane for medical attention in Australia’.

Zac then took to social media on 29 December to break his silence on the reports on that he had been taken seriously ill, in order to reassure concerned fans and share an update saying: ‘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.

‘I’m home for the holidays with my friends and family. Thanks for all the love and concern, see you in 2020!

The actors fans, relieved to hear from the star himself that he was alright, rushed to share their well wishes on social media with one fan tweeting: ‘You gave us quite a scare @ZacEfron’ and another writing: ‘We are blessed and thankful you are okay!!!!! You are truly loved by ALL!!!! Rest up see you in 2020!!!!’

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