London, Jan 21 (IANS) Hollywood superstar George Clooney is recovering after contracting malaria during his trip to Sudan, Africa.
The 49-year-old visited Sudan twice in the past three months and was last there a week ago. He is working on a project with the United Nations and Google to help stave off a new civil war, reports dailymail.co.uk.
TV host Piers Morgan wrote on his Twitter page: ‘George Clooney has contracted malaria following recent trip to Sudan. Taking medication but feeling rough.’
According to People, Clooney’s representative Stan Rosenfield said the actor caught the disease in the first week of January after a trip to Sudan.
He was reportedly working in the country with Google and the UN to install security in the region to help prevent another civil war.
Rosenfield confirmed that Clooney is now “completely over” the condition: “This was his second bout with it.
“This illustrates how with proper medication, the most lethal condition in Africa, can be reduced to a bad ten days instead of a death sentence.”
The ‘Syriana’ actor recently filmed an appearance on Piers Morgan’s new CNN chatshow, prompting Morgan to tweet: “George Clooney has contracted malaria following recent trip to Sudan.”
He later added: “More Clooney – it’s his 2nd bout of malaria. Taking medication but feeling rough.”