Zac Efron has suffered a broken jaw after slipping on a puddle of water in his home.

The High School Musical star also needed stitches to treat a large gash under his chin, also as a result of the accident.

Adam Shankman, a friend of Efron's who also directed him in Hairspray, told US Weekly: "I have been at his house every day and I have been making him soup. He has been drinking it through a straw, he has to eat through a straw on a syringe. It's horrible."

He added: "He's in great spirits, he's just like, 'Ow, it hurts'."

Efron can next be seen in Parkland, which is out on November 22, 2013.