Zac Efron
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Zac Efron's upcoming project nearly foreshadowed a real-life incident. 

While filming a documentary series titled Killing Zac Efron in Papua New Guinea, the hunky actor contracted a life-threatening illness. Thankfully, the former High School Musical star is feeling much better and made a speedy recovery. 

Fans of the actor (who also recently played Ted Bundy) were devastated when news broke that Efron had fallen ill, and are celebrating after he tweeted that he's feeling fine. It's unclear whether the series will eventually air. The 32-year-old planned to produce and star in the documentary survival series in which he attempts to survive off the grid. 

Efron tweeted that he was feeling OK after getting sick in Papua New Guinea. 

The actor tweeted, "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!" 

After contracting a bacterial infection, reportedly typhoid, Efron was hospitalized in Brisbane, Australia. 

Vulture reported that Efron may have had either typhoid or a "similar bacterial infection," which is contracted through contaminated food or water. Australia's The Sunday Telegraph reported that Efron was airlifted from Papua New Guinea to the Aussie hospital. Thankfully, he's feeling better now that he's at home in Los Angeles with family. 

The internet was in shambles following the news that the actor's life was endangered. 

Zac Efron shaped a generation in High School Musical and has a huge amount of fans. So, naturally, after hearing this distressing news, the internet freaked out. It was a huge relief to everyone when he tweeted that he was feeling better. "I think I speak for everyone when I say, thank god Zac Efron is okay," one person tweeted. 

Fans would stop at nothing to make sure Efron was safe. 

One person made a dark joke that they were fighting off the bacterial infection. It was also totally ironic that the actor's reality series was all about surviving the wilderness and was planned to air on the new streaming platform Quibi. In a statement announcing the show, Efron said, "I tend to thrive under extreme circumstances and seek out opportunities that challenge me on every level ... I am excited to explore any uncharted territory and discover what unexpected adventure awaits!" 

But there's nothing to worry about. He's doing just fine. 

Efron assured fans that he's OK, but it's unclear if the show will go on. He also revealed that he finished the three weeks in Papua New Guinea. At this point, we're just glad that the actor is alive and well!