George Clooney Contracts Malaria

'I guess the mosquito in Juba looked at me and thought I was the bar,' actor jokes about the disease.

George Clooney reportedly contracted malaria during a recent trip to Sudan.

Piers Morgan first reported the news on his Twitter page, writing, "George Clooney has contracted malaria following a recent trip to Sudan." He later added: "More Clooney - it's his 2nd bout of malaria. Taking medication but feeling rough."

Morgan sent out a slew of tweets about Clooney's condition. He sat down with the star to talk about his trip to the country for an episode of his CNN show, set to air Thursday night (January 20). According to Morgan's Twitter, Clooney said, "Well you know even with malaria, it's just been fun. I guess the mosquito in Juba looked at me and thought I was the bar."

The talk-show host relayed part of the conversation he had with Clooney, tweeting, "Me: 'Has President Bashir detached a detail of sickly, vengeful mosquitoes to target you whenever you arrive?' George: 'Yeah, I think so.' "

Earlier this month, Clooney teamed up with MTV and the Satellite Sentinel Project, as well as Not on Our Watch, the Enough Project, Google, the United Nations UNITAR Operational Satellite Applications Programme, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Trellon LLC, to ask young people to help prevent an outbreak of civil war in the country by sending the message that "the world is watching." "Frankly, our team of policy wonks and super nerds could use an injection of MTV style," he joked in signature Clooney style about the project.