Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

George Clooney Injured in Italy Car Crash


A CAT scan revealed no broken bones, just minor trauma to one knee, Italian news agency ANSA said.

Clooney was in Sardinia shooting his Hulu limited series Catch-22. In fact, the actor said in an interview a year ago that he fell in love with his wife Amal Clooney after meeting her in the area in 2013.

Police had no more information, and calls and emails to Clooney's spokesperson from the Associated Press were not immediately returned.

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All things considered, it's rather fortunate that George Clooney is recovering well.

The accident happened in Sardinia where the U.S. actor is filming his latest TV series, Catch-22.

"The statement came after NBC News reporter Claudio Lavanga tweeted Tuesday morning, "#carabinieri in Olbia tell @NBCNews 'At 08am @georgeclooney was riding his scooter on the State Road 125 towards Olbia.

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A tweet from the paper appeared to show the bike next to a vehicle with a cracked windscreen. Luckily for him, that proved to be wrong: while Clooney suffered injuries to his pelvis and bruising to his arm and leg, he was released from the hospital within hours.

Actor and director George Clooney was injured in a motorcycle accident in Italy.

Last month, George's spouse paid tribute to the star in a heartfelt speech when he was awarded the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award.

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Italy holds a special place in the couple's hearts - earlier this year it was revealed they first crossed paths in Lake Como, where George owns a summer home. In 2007, George and former girlfriend Sarah Larson were involved in a crash in New Jersey.

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