Zac Efron Was Hospitalized with an Infection While Filming “Killing Zac Efron”

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Zac Efron was reportedly hospitalized while filming his new documentary, Killing Zac Efron, in Papua, New Guinea. The show is set to air on the streaming-platform, Quibi in 2020.

He apparently contracted a form of Typhoid, which is found in contaminated food and water in New Guinea. It causes a high fever, lethargy, stomach pains, and headaches, to name a few of the less-than-fun symptoms.


The ironically named, Killing Zac Efron, is a documentary-type show akin to Man V Wild, where Zac goes “off the grid” for 21 days with nothing but basic gear and a guide.

Well, I mean, there is a crew of cameramen — but we probably aren’t supposed to think about that.


Sometime during the filming of this documentary, Zac got sick. He was reportedly airlifted from P.N.G to Brisbane, Australia, where he was rushed to a local hospital.

LUCKILY for us, and for Zac, this is one time that the reports may have been over exaggerated slightly.

Zac made a statement on his Instagram page, and he appears to be just fine.


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 on Instagram

According to Efron, he likes to thrive under extreme circumstances, and I would definitely count contracting typhoid as an extreme circumstance. Although that probably isn’t the exact circumstance he meant, at least he is home and well.


If you haven’t already, you have to catch Zac Efron in the Netflix film, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. He plays serial killer, Ted Bundy, and he plays it well.

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