George Clooney injured in motorbike accident


George Clooney has been rushed to hospital after his scooter collided with a vehicle in Sardinia, local media report.

A local paper said the star's injuries were not serious, but that he was taken to the emergency room. According to Clooney, he was going about 65 miles per hour, nothing ridiculous, when a auto cut him off, hitting him head-on.

According to CNN, Clooney "smashed the windshield with his head and flew 30 feet from the auto".

Italian media report the accident happened in Sardinia where the United States actor is filming his latest TV series, Catch-22.

Clooney broke a rib in a motorcycle accident in New Jersey in 2008, while his then-girlfriend Sarah Larson suffered a broken foot. A photo from the scene shows the car's smashed windshield.

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The John Paul II hospital in Olbia confirmed Clooney was treated there and released after Tuesday's accident, in which Clooney's scooter and a blue Mercedes sedan collided along a curve in the road. No irregularities were found in a scan and Clooney left the hospital at 10 a.m. local time.

The "Ocean's 11" actor is now filming Hulu's "Catch-22" series on the island.

The Ocean's 11 actor has a home in the Italian region of Lake Como with his family, including his wife, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, and their one-year-old twins, Alexander and Ella. "He is recovering at home and will be fine". He has been married to Amal Clooney since September 24, 2014.

The two were married in 2014 at the Aman Canal Grande resort in Venice, Italy. The Clooney Center for Justice is working to help the separated families.