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Zac Efron ‘flown to Australia for life-saving treatment’ after ‘medical emergency’ in Papua New Guinea

Hollywood star Zac Efron has required “emergency” care after suffering from a “form of ­typhoid or similar bacterial ­infection” while filming in Papua New Guinea, according to reports. 

The 32-year-old was filming his new adventure show, Killing Zac Efron, in the Pacific region when he reportedly became ill and required a “life or death” flight to Brisbane, Australia. 

A doctor at the private St Andrews War Memorial Hospital told Australian publication The Sunday Telegraph that while they could not discuss patient information, they had “retrieved a US citizen in his 30s from PNG to Brisbane for medical attention in Australia.” 

He is thought to have stayed in the hospital for “several days” before being given the all-clear to return to the US. 

Standard Online has contacted Efron’s representative for comment. 

Killing Zac Efron was commissioned in November and will see the star “falling off the grid” for 21 days. 

Earlier in December, a local tour guide in Papua New Guinea posted pictures of himself and Efron exploring the country on Facebook. 

When the programme was announced, the Baywatch actor said: “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.”


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