A rep for George Clooney has confirmed to Access Hollywood that he does not have malaria, but he did at one point.
CNN’s Piers Morgan Tweeted on Thursday, “BREAKING NEWS: George Clooney has contracted malaria following recent trip to Sudan. Reveals news on @PiersTonight tomorrow 9PM ET.”
After Clooney fans were frantically trying to over their aid to the star, his rep spoke with Access Hollywood to put the rumor to rest.
“George is completely over the Malaria he contracted while in the Sudan during the first week in January,” his rep said.
The appearance of George on Piers’ show was actually taped on Jan. 13, the rep explained.
And George himself released a statement about contracting the disease.
“This illustrates how with proper medication, the most lethal condition in Africa, can be reduced to bad ten days instead of a death sentence,” he said.
The Oscar winner has battled malaria twice in his lifetime now.