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Zac Efron Quarantined: “I’m Okay!”

Heartthrob Zac Efron is laughing off what sure sounds like a heart-pounding situation.

Efron — in Japan to promote his new movie 17 Again — talked Thursday about having to wait an extra hour on the plane when he landed in Tokyo to clear quarantine amid the swine flu epidemic.

The 21-year old actor said, “[A few people from the hospital] had what I guess was a heat sensing camera and they took pictures of us – everyone was different shades of yellow and orange and green, it was pretty funny. But I cleared and made it in. I’m okay!”

“The [face] masks are awesome,” Mr. Efron added. “They decorate them very creatively here and I think it kind of works, it’s cool. The only downside is that I don’t get to see their beautiful smiles!” (Photo: Splash News)