Clooney recovers from malaria after Sudan trip

Updated: Jan 21, 2011, 11:55 AM IST

Sydney: Hollywood hunk George Clooney has just recovered from malaria, which he contracted in Africa earlier this month.

The news sparked minor panic among showbiz fans online after television host Piers Morgan revealed details about Clooney`s health scare via Twitter.

"BREAKING NEWS: George Clooney has contracted malaria following recent trip to Sudan," he wrote.

However, Morgan, who replaced a news channel’s long-serving talkshow host Larry King this year, failed to mention the actor had since recovered.

Clooney’s representative quickly set the record straight, insisting the ‘Oceans Eleven’ star was now in good health after receiving treatment for the condition.

"George is completely over the malaria he contracted while in the Sudan during the first week in January,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Clooney’s representative as telling Access Hollywood.

The actor was in the Sudan as part of a humanitarian trip with the United Nations and Google, called the Enough project.

In a statement, Clooney said his recovery "illustrates how with proper medication, the most lethal condition in Africa, can be reduced to bad ten days instead of a death sentence."

ANI