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Zac Efron says he's 'bounced back' after being treated for life-threatening illness in Papua New Guinea

1 year 11 months 6 days ago Monday, December 30 2019 Dec 30, 2019 December 30, 2019 6:38 AM December 30, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ
Zac Efron Photo: MSN Entertainment

Zac Efron says he's doing better after being hospitalized for a life-threatening illness he contracted while filming in Papua New Guinea. 

The 32-year-old actor took to Instagram, Sunday, to give fans the good news.

Australia's Sunday Telegraph reported that Efron contracted what is believed to be typhoid or a "similar bacterial infection" while filming his Quibi show, Killing Zac Efron, in Papua New Guinea.

The Telegraph reported that a medevac crew airlifted the actor to Brisbane, where he was then rushed to a local hospital. 

Efron's doctors cleared him to return to the U.S. on Christmas Eve. 

Efron filmed several films in Louisiana, including The Paperboy and The Lucky One.

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