Zac Efron feels lucky to be alive today. The actor was airlifted from Papua New Guinea, where he contracted a “form of typhoid infection.”
Ironically enough, he was there taping a survival show called, Killing Zac Efron.
The challenge was to spend three weeks on the remote South Pacific island with nothing but basic gear and a guide, Cyril Tara, who posted pictures of the star before he fell ill.
Australian news outlet Sunday Telegraph reported that Efron had contracted typhoid or a “similar bacterial infection” while filming his Quibi show, Killing Zac Efron. The star was airlifted to Brisbane, where he was taken to St. Andrews War Memorial Hospital in Spring Hill, according to the outlet.
Zac revealed on Twitter that he is already recovering.
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! pic.twitter.com/SEcopCmqAB
— Zac Efron (@ZacEfron) December 29, 2019