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George Clooney Contracted Malaria In Sudan

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UPDATE III: obtained a statement from Clooney's representative, saying that he no longer is infected with the disease.

“George is completely over the Malaria he contracted while in the Sudan during the first week in January," the statement read. Clooney himself added: “This illustrates how with proper medication, the most lethal condition in Africa, can be reduced to bad ten days instead of a death sentence."

UPDATE II: has posted an excerpt from Clooney's upcoming interview with Morgan, in which he talks about how he got the disease:

"I guess the mosquito in Juba looked at me and thought I was the bar," Clooney quipped.

UPDATE: Morgan tweeted next: "Clooney malaria update: now have 24,563 offers to nurse him. But his rep says medication's worked and he's OK. Sorry, ladies." So, it appears Clooney is recovering.


Actor and philanthropist George Clooney has contracted malaria, according to CNN host Piers Morgan. The new host of 'Piers Morgan Tonight' tweeted the following:

BREAKING NEWS: George Clooney has contracted malaria following recent trip to Sudan. Reveals news on @PiersTonight tomorrow 9PM ET.

Morgan then tweeted: "More Clooney - it's his 2nd bout of malaria. Taking medication but feeling rough."

Clooney was in Sudan in December to work with Google and the UN to work on installing security to help prevent a new civil war in the troubled country.

"We want to let potential perpetrators of genocide and other war crimes know that we're watching, the world is watching," Clooney said in a statement at the time. "War criminals thrive in the dark. It's a lot harder to commit mass atrocities in the glare of the media spotlight."

Earlier in December, Clooney wrote for the Huffington Post about the troubled country and his efforts to stop impending violence.