We might not be qualified to practice medicine in anyway, but we have access to at least three kinds of thermometers and are eager to help, knowing that George Clooney contracted malaria in Sudan. Scheduled to be interviewed by Piers Morgan on the British journalist’s new show this Friday, the host revealed Clooney’s diagnosis in a promo tweet: “BREAKING NEWS: George Clooney has contracted malaria following recent trip to Sudan. Reveals news on @PiersTonight tomorrow 9PM ET.” We’d say this is the only thing that would make us keep our mitts off the silver fox, but we are we kidding? Clooney would have to be wearing a blanket made out of mosquitoes before we’d stop swooning long enough to care.
Clooney’s rep confirms the diagnosis, explaining “George is completely over the malaria he contracted while in the Sudan during the first week in January.” Clooney spent time in Africa this past December as part of his ongoing humanitarian effort in the region. Joked Morgan after his initial tweet, “Clooney malaria update: now have 24,563 offers to nurse him. But his rep says medication’s worked and he’s OK. Sorry, ladies.” Make it 24,564, and really, we were not joking about those thermometers.