Zac Efron attacked
'High School Musical' star Zac Efron was attacked by a crazed fan while leaving a theatre in London on Wednesday night (08.10.08)
Zac Efron was attacked by a crazed fan in London.
The 'High School Musical' star was leaving the Apollo Theatre with girlfriend and co-star Vanessa Hudgens on Wednesday night (08.10.08) when the middle-aged man lunged at him, prompting his five security guards to intervene.
One onlooker said: "It was pretty scary. No-one knew who this guy was or what he might do. You hear of all sorts of attacks on stars.
"Zac was just walking past when he started ranting at him, then lunged forward pointing at him and tried to grab his hair. It was bizarre.
"Zac looked pretty startled and shaken. Fortunately his bodyguards were there, or God knows what might have happened."
The 20-year-old actor's spokesperson said he is putting the incident behind him.
The representative added: "He's OK. He wasn't in danger, but he is glad his people were around to step in.
"He won't let it tarnish his view of London. He's really enjoyed himself here this week."
Zac and Vanessa later joined their co-stars Ashley Tisdale and Corbin Bleu for dinner at the nearby Floridita restaurant.
A source noted: "He was quite relaxed and looked like he was enjoying himself.
"Some of them were dancing to salsa music, so they must have put the scuffle out of their minds."
The cast were in England promoting 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year', the latest instalment in the Disney film franchise.