UPDATE (11/16/13): Zac Efron's Hairspray director Adam Shankman told Us Weekly he's been making soup from scratch for the star, who is like a little brother to him. "I have been at his house every day and I have been making him soup. He has been drinking it through his straw. He has to eat through a straw on a syringe. It’s horrible."

It does seem strange that Zac could just fall and bust his jaw to the point where it's wired shut, but Adam told Us, "He's always been a klutz. This is like a perfect Zac move."

Original story (11/12/13):

Sounds like we won’t be seeing that heart-warming smile from Zac Efron any time soon, as the actor suffered a fall that left him with a broken jaw.

According to E! News, the 26-year-old star had his mouth wired shut after he accidentally slipped on a puddle of water outside his L.A. home. Not only is he now recovering from a broken jaw, but the former High School Musical star also endured a serious gash that had to be closed with stitches.

While Zac’s expected to make a full recovery, promotional plans for his upcoming film That Awkward Moment have had to be put on hold. The comedy, co-starring Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan, tells the story of three best friends who vow to single (at least for awhile).

In May of 2014, the actor will be seen alongside Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, and Rose Byrne in the frat house comedy, Neighbors. Zac is currently in pre-production for 2014 action-thriller Autobahn, which co-stars Amber Heard and Nicholas Hoult.

Source: E! News

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