01/15/2008 at 06:10 PM EST
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 TMZ.com.