George Clooney's philanthropy has hit too close to home. The actor contracted malaria while in Sudan recently, his rep confirms to E! News.
Piers Morgan broke the news with a tweet while taping an eipsode of his show, which airs tomorrow night.
"George Clooney has contracted malaria following a recent trip to Sudan," Morgan tweeted.
It's actually the second time Clooney has gotten malaria Morgan told us with another tweet.
"More Clooney, it's his 2nd bout of malaria. Taking medication but feeling rough."
But the actor's rep tells E! News he is fine.
"George is completely over the Malaria he contracted while in the Sudan during the first week in January," the rep said.
And Clooney himself says it's not a death sentence, revealing he simply took meds for the disease, which includes flu-like symptoms such as shaking, the chiils and fever and is carried by infected mosquitos.
"This illustrates how with proper medication, the most lethal condition in Africa can be reduced to a bad ten days instead of a death," Clooney said.
The actor had traveled to Sudan last month to work with the U.N. on trying to prevent new fighting from breaking out in the war torn country.
Clooney's aim was to get the U.S. and the international community ready to prevent possible violence connected to Sudan's Jan. 9 referendum that would allow the country's southern region to split from the rest of the war-ravaged nation. Voters have elected to secede, which will divide the country in two.
Clooney had written a piece for the Hufington Post on his work in the country. His appearance Morgan's show was taped on Jan. 13.