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8 September 2022, 11:33
High School Musical star Zac Efron was at the centre of cosmetic surgery rumours last year when he was pictured with a changed face shape.
Zac Efron has revealed breaking his jaw last year left him with a swollen face, finally responding to rumours that emerged claiming he’d had cosmetic surgery.
The actor was pictured with swollen cheekbones last year and has finally set the record straight on his changed physical appearance.
In a new interview Zac said he slipped on a sock while at home, falling into the granite corner of a fountain and knocking him unconscious.
When he woke, his ‘chin bone was hanging off his face’.
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Zac spoke with Men’s Health magazine as their October cover star, revealing he didn’t realise his changed appearance had gone viral last April until his mum asked if he’d had plastic surgery.
He explained he had work on his masseter muscles on the inside of his face and that his jaw had to workout overtime, which is why his face shape changed so drastically.
“The masseters just grew. They just got really, really big,” he said.
Zac said he stays off of social media, which is why he didn’t know his swollen face had gone viral.
He told the magazine: “If I valued what other people thought of me to the extent that they may think I do, I definitely wouldn’t be able to do this work.”
Zac was promoting new film The Greatest Beer Run Ever, about a man’s journey to support his friends while they’re at war in Vietnam.