Recovering Zac Efron to Present at SAG Awards

The recently hospitalized actor has until Jan. 27 to recuperate to honor fellow actors

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Zac Efron has until Jan. 27 to get back on his feet – that’s the night he’s set to step onstage as a presenter at the 14th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, the event’s organizers have announced.

Efron, 20, is currently recuperating from an operation to remove his appendix, after being hospitalized Tuesday.

The SAG Awards are being held the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast on TBS and TNT. (Click here for PEOPLE’s complete red carpet coverage.)

As opposed to this year’s canceled Golden Globes awards ceremony, the SAG event will go on as planned, having been granted a waiver by the Writers Guild of America, whose current strike has effectively shut down Hollywood.

Also announced to be a presenter is Emile Hirsch, 22, who was seen in last year’s critically acclaimed Into the Wild, directed by Sean Penn.

Hirsch, 22, is a SAG nominee himself, for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role. He is up against George Clooney, for Michael Clayton; Daniel Day-Lewis, in There Will Be Blood; Ryan Gosling, in Lars and the Real Girl; and Viggo Mortensen, in Eastern Promises.

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