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George Clooney Contracts Malaria After Sudan Trip

George Clooney Contracts Malaria After Sudan Trip

George Clooney is recovering from malaria after contracting it on a recent trip to Sudan.

The 49-year-old actor will be featured on an episode of Piers Morgan Tonight on Friday (January 21).

“It’s his 2nd bout of malaria,” Piers tweeted. “Taking medication but feeling rough.”

A rep for the actor confirmed the news and said that George had fallen ill after a trip in the first week of January.

“This illustrates how with proper mediation, the most lethal condition in Africa, can be reduced to bad ten days instead of a death sentence,” George said in a statement (via THR).

Here’s hoping for a quick recovery!! To learn how you can help end malaria, go to

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