(CNN) — Zac Efron has heard about speculation that he altered his face with plastic surgery, but he says that’s not close to the truth.
“It was funny,” he told “Entertainment Tonight” about people thinking he had gone under the knife. “It sucks. I almost died, but we’re good.”
While promoting his new film, “The Greatest Beer Run Ever,” Efron put the rumors to rest as he had actually been injured. The actor reportedly shattered his jaw and had to have it wired shut after he slipped in a puddle of water near his home.
Someone close to him told him that word on the street was he had undergone plastic surgery.
“My mom told me,” he said. “I never really read the internet, so, I don’t really care.”
Viewers can catch his face, along with those of costars Bill Murray and Russell Crowe, in the new movie in which he plays a man who in 1967 travels to Vitenam to bring beer to his childhood buddies who are fighting for the Army during the war.
It premieres September 30 on Apple TV+.
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