Zac Efron fell ill while filming his series, 'Killing Zac Efron' while in Papua New Guinea. The illness literally did almost kill him but fortunately he received from life-saving treatment in the hospital and is going to be ok. It was said to be “a form of typhoid or similar bacterial infection,” the TV and film star is speaking out about the scary incident and his recovery.
He opened up on Instagram 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!”
Zac Efron Recovers
Australia’s Sunday Telegraph explained how a medevac crew airlifted Zac to Brisbane to receive immediate treatment for the potentially fatal infection, noting he was in stable condition by the time first responders brought him to St. Andrews War Memorial Hospital.
After several days of medical attention and observation, the Baywatch star was given clearance to return to the United States before Christmas. Considering how optimistic the post (above) sounds, he seems to be in good spirits.
Typhoid is a life-threatening illness caused by bacteria that can be found in contaminated water and food. People who contract it can be treated with antibiotics and vaccines, if available.
Zac is Back in 2020
Efron, an adventurous guy is ready to go all-in and rid himself of all luxuries, falling off the grid for 21 days with nothing but basic gear, a guide partner and a will to survive."
Efron expressed his excitement for the project...one that would ultimately put him in the hospital temporarily. “I tend to thrive under extreme circumstances and seek out opportunities that challenge me on every level,” he said. “I am excited to explore any uncharted territory and discover what unexpected adventure awaits!”
Zac Bounced Back From His Illness
Zac said in a statement: "I tend to thrive under extreme circumstances and seek out opportunities that challenge me on every level,” Efron said in a statement in November. “I am excited to explore any uncharted territory and discover what unexpected adventure awaits.”
Typhoid fever can be caused by Salmonella type bacteria, but is rare in most “industrialized countries.” It can be spread through contaminated food and water, leading those infected to develop a high fever, headache, as well as abdominal pain. There are vaccines against typhoid, but it is most commonly treated with antibiotics and has a recovery period of a few days.