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For months, former High School Musical actor Zac Efron has been the object of fans for his sudden change in appearance.
While many speculated that he was undergoing plastic surgery, Efron eventually broke his silence.
Zac Efron speaks up
Zac Efron, 34, returned to the red carpet for the first time in over three years to promote his latest film, The Greatest Beer Run Ever.
At the event, he was asked about the chatter in the online world regarding his changing jaw.
Efron revealed that he is aware of plastic surgery rumors.
“My mom told me,” he shared. “I never really read the internet, so, I don’t really care.”
Incident in 2013
Regarding the plastic surgery rumors, Zac Efron shared that he broke his jaw after slipping in a puddle at home.
The actor had his jaw wired and received multiple stitches to repair the damage.
Efron said the cosmetic surgery rumors were fun, but speaking of the accident, he said:
“It sucks. I almost died, but we’re good.”
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Last year, Zac Efron’s face caught the internet’s attention when he appeared on Bill Nye’s Earth Day special.
In the latest issue of Men’s Health, the High School Musical alumni shed light on the changed appearance of his jaw.
“When I ask him about this, he tells me that the masseter muscles, used for chewing, work together with the other muscles of the face “like a symphony,”” the piece reads.
“When he was injured, the muscles on the inside of his face and jaw had to compensate.”
“He works with a specialist and does physical therapy to mediate this, he says, but in Australia he took some time off from that, too.”
“”The masseters just grew,” he says, shrugging. “They just got really, really big.””
According to Zac Efron, he usually avoids social media unless he’s promoting a project.
Despite how much noise there was online, the actor wasn’t bothered by it.
“If I valued what other people thought of me to the extent that they may think that I do, I definitely wouldn’t be able to do this work,” Efron told Men’s Health.
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Zac Efron will appear alongside Bill Murray and Russell Crowe in The Greatest Beer Run Ever.
The film is a biographical action comedy based on the book of the same name.
Efron plays John Donohue, a man who travels to Vietnam in 1967 to bring beer to his childhood friends who are fighting in the war.
The Greatest Beer Run will premiere on Apple TV + on September 30.
Zac Efron says he ‘almost died’ after shattering his jaw
Zac Efron dismisses plastic surgery rumors, says he ‘almost died’ shattering jaw