Hollywood, California - Although Zac Efron is okay now, fellow hospital patients say it was touch and go for a while there, as emergency services were delayed for a period upon his arrival at the hospital. According to hospital admission records, Zac Efron was not treated for an infected appendix for several hours after his arrival because Vanessa Hudgens who rushed to his bedside distracted medical practitioners.
"It like a scene right out of a movie," said Mark Wilson, a fellow hospital patient "Especially after Vanessa Hudgens got there just minutes after Zac did."
Wilson says that the entire hospital wing was star struck when they found out the "High School Musical 2" stars, Zac and Vanessa, were in their emergency room.
"Vanessa was right at his bedside too," said Wilson, who was involved in automobile accident with an eighteen-wheeler carrying a full load. "Nurses and doctors came in from all over the hospital and some even off the golf course all to take a look at the lovebirds."
Reportedly, Efron get the most attention form the female nurses who changed his bedpan on the hour whether he needed it or not. All the while Vanessa garnished all the attention form the mostly all male staff of physicians, who insisted on giving her free medical examinations.
"The couple finally insisted on some privacy," said Wilson, who underwent a blood transfusion for Efron just in case he needed some blood and agreed to donate any of his organs to him as well. "But no body left. We just stood outside their emergency room medical bay, watching their silhouettes hug, kiss and whisper sweet nothings into each other's ears until they moved Zac to the operating room."
Fortunately, the hospital operating room had an observation bay, which allowed Vanessa, Wilson and the rest of the hospital patients and attending medical staff to watch Efron's emergency appendix removal surgery.
"I got to sit right next to Vanessa because I offered to donate my organs to Zac," said Wilson. "You know her hair smells so good, like strawberries. Too bad I'm allergic to strawberries."
According to Wilson, somebody started warming up microwave popcorn, bought sodas and candy from the vending machines and began passing around in the operation room's observation bay during the Efron's surgery.
"It was like we were at live murder mystery dinner theater performances. You know the kind that interacts with the audience and watching a tennis match at the same time," said Wilson.
Everyone would look down at Zac laid out on the operating table and the surgeons taking turns taking pictures with Zac's unconscious body with their cell phones and looking up and waving at Vanessa, said Wilson. Then everyone would look over at Vanessa for her reaction.
According to hospital records, Efron's appendix surgery took over eight hours. It was the longest time for any surgery of its kind.
Although, the hospital refuses to comment on the matter, it is believed the surgery was delayed because a number of surgeons reportedly misplaced their cell phones during the procedure and had to reopen Efron several times to recover all of them.
Wilson went into a comma shortly after being interviewed from his hospital bed due to an allergic reaction to strawberries.