Zac Efron's had kind of a rough go of it lately, hasn't he? The former former High School Musical star did a stint in rehab earlier this year for an alleged cocaine addition, and now he's dealing with his mouth being wired shut after he fell and broke his jaw last weekend.
Worse, the fact that one incident happened within months of the other means there are all sorts of rumors swirling around about how, exactly, he managed to fall directly on his own jaw. The official explanation is that he slipped in a puddle of water at the entrance of his Los Angeles home last Sunday, but the tabloids are going nuts over what's being called a "puzzling" detail about his accident.
The incredibly suspicious aspect of his fall is that -- are you ready? Because this one's going to BLOW YOUR MIND -- no one called 911.
TMZ checked with "law enforcement sources" in order to confirm that no one called 911 to report Efron's accident on Sunday. They're also reporting that no one called during the days before the incident, so we can properly theorize over Efron's shocking lack of precognition.
Seriously? Look, I have no idea what's going on with this guy's personal life, but why is the lack of a 911 call considered "bizarre"? If I fell and broke my jaw, I'd 1) cry a whole lot, because I'm sure that shit hurts like hell, then 2) I'd drive myself to the hospital. I mean, a broken jaw is a really unpleasant injury, but it's not a life-threatening emergency. Whatever happened to cause that fall, I'm guessing Efron had plenty of folks available to whisk him away to get medical attention, rather than lying there on the sidewalk waiting for an ambulance.
Anyway, it's a bummer that Efron, who took serious steps to deal with his addiction, has to put up with this kind of ridiculous rumor-mongering as a result. You know if he'd fallen a year ago there wouldn't be a whisper about what caused the accident, and for sure no one would be frantically reporting on how FISHY it is that he didn't call 911.
As for how he's doing now, his Hairspray director Adam Shankman says Efron can only eat through a straw, but he's in good spirits. Also, he says the real explanation for that puddle-slip isn't gossip-worthy at all:
He has always been a klutz. And this is like a perfect Zac move.
What do you think about the lack of a 911 call? Does it seem suspicious to you?
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