Life Zac Efron provides health news and thanks fans for their support By weekster Posted on January 2, 2020 2 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Via Instagram, Baywatch star Zac Efron has responded to the news that he was in a hospital earlier this month with a life-threatening infection. “I have regained my consciousness” “Very grateful to everyone who supported me. I fell ill in Papua New Guinea, but I got up again and I was able to spend another great 3 weeks in PNG,” the 32-year-old actor said in a message with a photo, in which he stands smiling with children. “I’m home for the holidays with my friends and family. Thanks for all the love and compassion, see you in 2020!” View this post on Instagram 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! A post shared by Zac Efron (@zacefron) on Dec 29, 2019 at 3:47pm PST Saturday it turned out that Zac had been in an Australian hospital for over a week after a medical emergency in Papua New Guinea, where he was for TV recordings. He had to survive for the Killing Zac Efron program of streaming service Quibi with only basic equipment and a local guide. According to various media, the title of the show almost became a reality because of the infection. Zac was allowed to return home in the United States on Christmas Eve.