Yesterday High School Musical star Zac Efron was rushed to hospital for an emergency appendectomy. Fortunately, Efron's appendix was removed before it burst and could do serious damage to the teen sensation's innards.
But it was a close call. At one point during surgery, up to three of Zac Efron's hairs went slightly out of place – marking the most distressing point of his entire moon-eyed life so far.
It might be easy to mock the stars of High School Musical, but we'll say this – ripping off Grease and filling it full of sub-Britney songs about going your own way because you're special inside doesn't half take it out on your internal organs.
Why, just last week, Corbin Bleu barfed up both of his adrenal glands because of the stress of belting out Get'cha Head in the Game again and again, and now Zac Efron's appendix has gone all doolally as well.
Yesterday Zac Efron – the boy from High School Musical who looks like a creepy ventriloquist's dummy that's come to life and carved a six-pack into his own gut with an unfolded paperclip – was rushed to Cedars-Sinai medical centre in Los Angeles in agony.
Turns out he had appendicitis. and real appendicitis too, not the weird drunk-too-much-and-need-a lie-down Lindsay Lohan appendicitis that you recover from in less than a day. E! Online reports:
The High School Musical star underwent an emergency appendectomy Tuesday at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, E! News has confirmed. "He had his appendix removed and is recuperating," Efron's rep said.
We're shocked – like many people we didn't realise that Zac Efron had a functioning set of internal organs. We assumed that his torso was either full of kittens or that it was just made of solid plastic all the way through.
It's unknown whether Zac Efron's appendix removal will affect the filming of the just-announced High School Musical 3 movie, although it's thought that songwriters are currently penning contingency tunes like I Dropped My Pencil (When I bend Over It Hurts So Much That I Feel Sick) and the anthemic Nurse, My Bedpan's Full Again, with Hollywood choreographers banking on the next big dance sensation involving writhing around the floor clutching your abdomen and making a noise like a wounded animal.
And we feel for Zac Efron, we really do – his unblemished body will now have a dirty great scar sliced across it. But, hey, at least chicks dig scars, right? Especially ones that you can point at and say, "and I got this one when my tummy-wummy got all hurty-wurty and I cried."
But let's just hope that the same fate doesn't await Zac Efron's co-star Vanessa Hudgens – an appendix scar would really wipe out her inevitable professional pornography career before it ever really got going.