“Well, you know, even with malaria it’s just good fun,” Clooney said in interview on Piers Morgan Tonight, scheduled to air Friday.
Clooney, 49, contracted malaria during a recent trip to Africa as part of a diplomatic mission to prevent another genocide in the Sudan. His rep says he’s subsequently made a full recovery.
It turns out this isn’t the actor’s first bout with the illness – though he certainly wasn’t letting that get in the way of his good-natured sense of humor.
“I’ve had it twice,” Clooney said. “I guess the mosquito in Juba looked at me and thought I was the bar.”