The world really seems to be conspiring against Zac Efron's beauteous face. Just last year an envious puddle caused him to slip and break his jaw, and now a team of vagrants in downtown L.A. have had a go at disfiguring him too.
Law enforcement officials told TMZ that Efron was discovered in a shady area of downtown L.A. just after midnight on Sunday, and he had be socked in chops by an unsavory character.
Cops report that they were on regular patrol under the Harbor Freeway when they spotted a group brawl consisting of Efron, his bodyguard and at least 3 other people.
After separating the brawling factions, police questioned Efron and he told them that his car had ran out petrol in the rough end of town. He then span an interesting yarn about how he threw a bottle out of the window (a bottle of what, Zac?!) and it smashed on the ground near the assailants.
The group of men then confronted Efron because they believed he had deliberately aimed the missile at them. His bodyguard left the vehicle to diffuse the situation and was, predictably, attacked. Efron left the vehicle to go to his bodyguards aid, but his attempt at heroics was in vain. Instead of leaving the scene triumphant, Zac was instead punched straight in the kisser. The 26-year-old star told press that;
It was the hardest I've ever been hit in my life
Unfortunately, this story leaves a lot of questions open about Efron's sobriety. The star was admitted to rehab twice for cocaine abuse in the last year and a source said the actor was;
Whereas I sincerely hope this is not true, I can't think of many reasons, apart from scoring drugs, that a multimillionaire actor would be cruising around that area of town after midnight... Seeing as Efron is reasonably newly sober, it would make sense for him to have destroyed his drug contacts and have to resort to new tactics to top up his stash.
Why do you guys think Efron was lurking around downtown in the dead of night? Any other theories that I might have missed?
Do you think Zac Efron is still sober?