Zac Efron got into a fight and got his mouth punched up during a brawl at the notorious Skid Row portion of downtown Los Angeles around midnight on Sunday.
According to TMZ, the actor told cops at the scene after the fight that he and his bodyguard had run out of gas and were sitting inside the car. While they waited for a tow truck, they threw a bottle out the window … and it shattered near a group of transients, who angrily confronted the two thinking that the bottle was aimed at them.
Efron – who a source says was ‘obviously intoxicated’ at the scene – says two of the transients began beating up his bodyguard … and when he rushed out to help, he was given a stinging punch in the mouth, a punch he describes as ‘the hardest I’ve ever been hit in my life.’
The bodyguard – who has a criminal history of drugs and violence – later corroborated Efron’s story … but added that the bottle that was supposedly thrown out the window – a vodka bottle – was actually used by Efron to save his life during the fight.
No one was arrested in the attack,’cos cops viewed it as a ‘mutual combat.’
Zac Efron recently completed a stint in rehab for cocaine abuse.