Zac Efron Hospitalized for Appendectomy

01/15/2008 at 06:15 PM EST

Zac Efron Hospitalized for Appendectomy
Zac Efron
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Zac Efron

Zac Efron

Zac Efron was hospitalized Tuesday for an appendectomy, his rep tells PEOPLE.

The 20-year-old High School Musical star was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for the surgery.

"Zac had his appendix removed and is recuperating," the rep says.

Efron, who just signed on for a third installment of High School Musical, is currently shooting the feature Seventeen with Matthew Perry.

The surgery was first reported by

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