Zac Efron Punched While Hanging Out In Rough Area Of Downton Los Angeles

Zac Efron was reportedly attacked on Sunday after straying into a "bad area" of downtown Los Angeles, reports claim, with the actor violently punched in the mouth after a fight broke out with a group of people.

The High School Musical star, who was last seen presenting at the Oscars, is said to have strayed into a less than wholesome area of LaLa land at around lunch time with law enforcement sources claiming Efron was spotted fighting with at least three other people.

Is the actor really broke? (Adriana M. Barraza/WENN)

Sources told TMZ that police were patrolling under the Harbor Freeway when they saw Zac with his bodyguard, in an altercation with some people. The actor reportedly told the cops his car had run out of fuel and while they were waiting for a tow truck, he'd thrown a bottle out of the window, which had then smashed near the group.

Believing Zac had tried to hit them they are said to have confronted the actor, forcing the bodyguard and Efron to get out the car. This is when he is said to have been punched, the report claims, with the hunk claiming: "It was the hardest I've ever been hit in my life."

Zac Efron shoots comedy Neighbor with Seth Rogen  (WENN)

A source claimed the stud was "obviously intoxicated," during the incident, though no-one was arrested as police viewed it as "mutual combat."

We've reached out to Efron's reps to get confirmation on this incident. 

It's not the first time Zac's been injured in suspicious circumstances, last November he broke his jaw after slipping in a puddle. 

The 26 year-old hasn't had an easy 12 months in his personal life. Last year it was reported that he took time out to attend rehab, however recently insisted he was happier than ever.

Speaking about his problems during an appearance on the Today Show in January he said: "I’m in the best place I’ve ever been. I’ve never been this happy before."

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