In an ominous nod to the show he was filming, actor Zac Efron nearly died from a life threatening infection while filming Killing Zac Efron.
Vulture reports: Efron reportedly contracted a serious infection while filming his ominously named show, Killing Zac Efron, in Papua New Guinea last week. According to Australia’s Sunday Telegraph, a medevac crew airlifted the actor to Brisbane, then rushed him to St. Andrews War Memorial Hospital in Spring Hill, a nearby suburb. Although the outlet’s sources did not confirm the precise cause of Efron’s malady, he reportedly came down with typhoid or a “similar bacterial infection” in the middle of an “off-grid” shoot. A doctor with the team believed to have evacuated Efron declined to discuss the nature of his illness, but did say that they had “retrieved a U.S. citizen in his 30s from PNG to Brisbane for medical attention,” and that the patient was hospitalized in “stable condition.”
Efron was looking healthy in a recent Instagram post where one fan gushed, “Glad you didn’t die 💋.”
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“I tend to thrive under extreme circumstances and seek out opportunities that challenge me on every level,” Efron said in a statement announcing the show in November. “I am excited to explore any uncharted territory and discover what unexpected adventure awaits.”