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Zac Efron Rushed To Australia After Suffering Medical Emergency In PNG

Zac Efron was reportedly rushed to an Australian hospital after suffering a 'life-or-death' medical emergency in Papua New Guinea.

The actor was filming his new daredevil TV series 'Killing Zac Efron' in PNG when he fell ill with "a form of typhoid or similar bacterial infection", The Sunday Telegraph reports.

Sources told the paper that Efron was flown to Brisbane the week before Christmas and was taken to the St Andrews War Memorial Hospital in Spring Hill, where he was treated for several days.

Efron in Papua New Guinea. Image: Facebook.

The actor was reportedly given the all-clear to fly home in time to spend Christmas in the United States.

'Killing Zac Efron' was first announced in November this year and was described as a Bear Grylls-style adventure series that would see the 'High School Musical' star venturing “deep into the jungles of a remote, dangerous island to carve his own name in expedition history.”

The series was pitched as Efron "falling off the grid for 21 days" with basic gear and a film crew.

Efron noted in a statement about the upcoming series that he tended to “thrive under extreme circumstances and seek out opportunities that challenge me on every level".

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