Zac Efron is seen for first time since being ‘rushed to hospital' with 'deadly illness’

Zac Efron is seen for first time since being ‘rushed to hospital' with 'deadly illness’

It was reported by various publications earlier today that Zac Efron was "rushed to hospital" after finding himself in a "life or death medical emergency".

And now the actor, 32, has been seen in photos for the first time since contracting the "deadly illness".

Per Mirror Online, Efron had recovered enough to be able to attend an event at the Vejo pop-up store in Los Angeles on Saturday 21 December, for a "friends and family shopping evening".

Check out the trailer for Netflix's Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile in which Zac Efron stars as Ted Bundy:

He was seen holding a goodie bag loot as he posed for photographs with former Olympic swimmer Conor Dwyer and a Vejo boss at the store. The star was seen in sportswear with a beard and a pair of sunglasses.

According to The Sunday Telegraph, however, just days before the event, the actor was flown to Australia from Papua New Guinea by a medical evacuation crew after contracting a "form of typhoid or similar bacterial infection".

Efron was said to be in a "stable" condition when he was admitted to St Andrews War Memorial Hospital where he was kept for a week.

Zac made a swift recovery and flew back to Los Angeles the week before Christmas after being given the "all clear" by doctors following a medical assessment.

Efron was in Papua New Guinea filming a new reality TV show called Killing Zac Efron.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series would see the High School Musical star go "deep into the jungle of a remote, dangerous island, falling off the grid for 21 days".

"I tend to thrive under extreme circumstances and seek out opportunities that challenge me on every level," Efron said per E! News. "I am excited to explore any uncharted territory and discover what unexpected adventure awaits!"