How George Clooney Contracted Malaria

January 20, 2011 By:
How George Clooney Contracted Malaria

George Clooney’s year is getting off to a rough start!

According to ET, he contracted Malaria while in the Sudan right after the 1st of the year.

Clooney was there on a humanitarian trip with his organization Not On Our Watch to call attention to third world nations needing more access to basic medical care. He said, "This illustrates how with proper medication, the most lethal condition in Africa, can be reduced to a bad 10 days instead of a death sentence."

Clooney announced the news to Piers Morgan, but says he’s since fully recovered. Phew! But check out the video below….pretty scary stuff.