George Clooney Has Malaria

January 20, 2011

Gosh…that bites! George Clooney has malaria, after contracting the potentially deadly virus while working for a humanitarian project in Sudan. Find out more interesting details and see photos and a video right here!

George Clooney

Now that’s a bitin’! By George, Clooney has beat the forsaken disease, not just once, but twice! Be sure to check out pictures and videos below!

In a recent interview with Piers Morgan on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, George sits down and explains his most recent bout of the despicable disease contracted by a pesty ole mosquito. Morgan shares via Twitter that Clooney was feeling a bit rough, even though he was being treated with medication for the bug. The actor’s representative did confirm this report, stating that “George is completely over the malaria he contracted while in the Sudan during the first week in January.”

This is such good news, hence it does help raise awareness. As a matter of fact: “Malaria is spread by the bites of infected mosquitoes, can cause chills, flu-like symptoms, fever, vomiting, diarrhea and jaundice. It kills about 1 million people a year and is mostly limited to developing countries. Malaria has been nearly wiped out in the United States.”

With that being said, George is certain that with this disease, it can definitely teach us all something…that with the appropriate medication, even the deadliest cases in Africa—“can be reduced to a bad 10 days instead of a death sentence.”

Isn’t that the truth! While in Sudan, it is said that the actor was working on a project called “Enough” in an effort to end genocide.

George Clooney has malaria! And that’s a bitin’ people. If you’d like to see his full interview with Piers Morgan on Piers Morgan Tonight, tune in on Friday on CNN at 9 pm ET.

Be sure to leave him your well wishes in the comment box below and see photos and a video clip of yours truly!

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(click on each of the photos to enlarge)

Photos: Nikolov/Apega/PNP

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4 Responses to “George Clooney Has Malaria”

  1. 1
    Rachelle Says:

    Glad he is better!

  2. 2
    Sarah Says:

    Wow! He’s always been one of my fav actors, hopefully he’s ok.

  3. 3
    Jen Says:

    Holy crap! I am glad he is doing better!

  4. 4
    Miriam Says:

    Get well, George!