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Even George Clooney Can't Avoid Malaria While Traveling

Where: Sudan
January 21, 2011 at 2:14 PM | by | ()

Celebs may be able to fly in private jets and stay at the best hotels, but that doesn't mean they're immune to travel-related illnesses.

According to The L.A. Times, even George Clooney is susceptible. Apparently, George has recently recovered from malaria, which he contracted while on a philanthropic trip to Sudan earlier this month.

But George isn't the only celeb who has fallen ill after traveling. During the swine flu epidemic of '09, several stars were taken down by the illness, including Rupert Grint (Harry Potter's Ron Weasley) who got sick after traveling.

Justin Bieber couldn't avoid getting sick either while touring the country last summer. He was so ill he was forced to cancel a concert in Syracuse, NY after Tweeting a special message to his fans, "Been super sick lately but u guys are carrying me. thank u for the love."

Hopefully this will be a warning to other celebs about to hit the road: pack that Purell and maybe even a few Clorox wipes because no one's safe, not even you!

[Photo: Torontoist]

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