Hollywood, California - High School Musical superstar Vanessa Hudgens is reportedly in stable condition at the hospital now. However, that was not the case earlier in the day when shooting for High School Musical (?) unexpectedly had to be stopped as Vanessa Hudgens suddenly fell to the floor coughing, choking and gagging. Saying between breaths to the stagehands, director and fellow co-star Zac Efron that she was having difficulty breathing.
"It all started during dressed rehearsals," said a stagehand. "Vanessa and Zac were doing a kissing scene and Zac started getting a little too frisky, if you know what I mean."
Two EMTs arrived on the movie set to treat Vanessa Hudgens. After quickly evaluating her, taking her vital signs as a part of a routine examination to determine if she is stable enough for transportation to the hospital for treatment or further evaluation, they asked what she was doing just before she started having trouble breathing.
"Zac was right there by her side, even holding her hand. It was so romantic," said a production assistant.
Vanessa explained to them that she and Zac were rehearsing a kissing scene when she suddenly began to cough, choke and gag.
The EMTs looked at each other puzzled and said that, that should not cause any difficulty breathing. They then asked the young attractive couple to reenact the scene for them to help give them an idea of what caused or contributed to her collapse. Vanessa and Zac agreed.
"Zac started by gently running his fingers down the side of Vanessa's face from her ear to her chin," said a stagehand, watching along with the entire crew, cast and the EMTs present on the set.
As her lips parted in anticipation for his kiss, Zac shortly caressed the back of head with his other hand tenderly guiding it onto satin sheets on the bed behind her.
Face to face, Zac hovering over Vanessa, as she lay prone on the bed, she exhibited no symptoms until Zac drew in even closer.
His lips now parted as well; slowly he began opening his mouth wider and wider and wider just like a snake to the point of unhinging its jaws. Then from the dark recesses of the back of his throat suddenly darted out his tongue like that alien creature with a mouth within a mouth.
So startled by the incident that everyone watching went from leaning into to get a good look at the couple to collectively pulling back, some so visibly shaken they instinctively began clinging to each other like monkeys, while still others fell to the studio floor in a fetal position rocking themselves slowly back and forth sucking their thumbs.
Everyone was so taken aback in fact that they did not notice Vanessa struggling to breathe as Zac still had his mouth over hers and his tongue somewhere in her stomach.
"Fortunately, the EMTs remembered their training," said the physician at the hospital where Vanessa Hudgens is currently being held overnight for observation. "And they were able to get Zac off her, revive her and stabilize her vital enough to safely transport her here."
Outside Vanessa's intensive care unit, Zac could be seen pacing the hallway in tears. Saying to Vanessa's family and friends gathered there that he could not help but feel that he is somehow partly responsible for her hospitalization.