George Clooney Catches Malaria in Sudan
Thursday, 20 January 2011

George Clooney's recent humanitarian trip didn't end as smoothly as one would have hoped.

CNN host Piers Morgan took to Twitter on Thursday to say the actor contracted malaria following his recent trip to Sudan. This is said to be Clooney's second bout with the disease.

The actor was "taking medication, but feeling rough," added Morgan.

A rep for the actor confirms the report, telling the Daily News, "George is completely over the malaria he contracted while in the Sudan during the first week in January."

The actor made the statement during an interview on "Piers Morgan Tonight," which was pre-taped on Jan. 13 and will air Friday night at 9 p.m. EST.

According to Clooney, "This illustrates how with proper medication, the most lethal condition in Africa can be reduced to bad ten days instead of a death sentence."

Clooney was in Sudan in December to work with Google and the UN on a human rights project that combines satellite imagery analysis and field reports to prevent a new war from occurring 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," he 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."

 



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