Zac Efron Rushed to Hospital for Life-Threatening Illness When Filming Survival Show
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The former Disney actor is flown to hospital on a 'life-or-death flight' after contracting a bacterial infection while filming his new show in tropical jungle.

AceShowbiz - Zac Efron is slowly recovering after narrowly escaping death when he contracted a bacterial infection while filming his upcoming documentary series in Papua New Guinea.

"The Greatest Showman" star headed into the jungle to live off the grid for 21 days, with nothing but a guide partner and the bare necessities for the new Quibi series, "Killing Zac Efron".

While filming the show, the 32-year-old actor contracted a "form of typhoid or similar bacterial ­infection" just before Christmas, and was reportedly flown to Brisbane, Australia on a "life-or-death flight" with the assistance of medical professionals, according to Britain's Daily Mail newspaper.

He was then admitted to St Andrews War Memorial Hospital in Spring Hill "in a stable condition," and received treatment for several days before being "given the all clear" by doctors to fly home to the U.S. on Christmas Eve, December 24.

"Killing Zac Efron" is set to premiere with the small-screen platform's official launch on April 6, 2020.

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