George Clooney Catches Malaria in Sudan George Clooney paid a high price for his good deeds in early January, when he came down with malaria while doing humanitarian work in Sudan.

Clooney, who has since recovered from the illness, according to ETOnline, used his experience to showcase the desperate need for improved medical care around the world.

"This illustrates how with proper medication, the most lethal condition in Africa, can be reduced to a bad 10 days instead of a death sentence."