Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

George Clooney Hospitalized After Motorcycle Accident

George Clooney Hospitalized After Motorcycle Accident

The 57-year-old actor, who has been filming his new TV series on the Italian island, sustained "trauma to his knee" after his bike collided with a auto on Tuesday morning, the Telegraph reported, citing local reports.

He is understood to have received treatment at John Paul II hospital, but NBC News report that he has since been discharged.

Reports indicate that a vehicle did not respect the right of way, cutting in front of Clooney and knocking him off his scooter.

"George was treated and released from an Olbia hospital".

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Clooney was riding his motorized scooter to set Tuesday morning when he was struck by a vehicle. People also reported that the driver did not "respect the right of way" when cutting across Clooney's path, resulting in the accident. However, he was lucky to have escaped with such minor injuries, judging by the video just released. "He is recovering at home and will be fine", a source told the Daily Mail.

Police told AFP they were unable to comment while operations related to the crash were still under way.

It's not the first time he's been involved in an accident while riding a motorcycle.

George, 57, was reportedly found lying injured on the road, having hurt his pelvis and knee and bruised both his arms and legs.

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The photo of the reported incident shows minimal damage to the motorbike or auto, but a fire extinguisher can be seen in the right hand corner.

DailyMail.com reports Clooney's helmeted head smashed into the windshield.

Clooney is a frequent visitor to Italy and even has a home in the northern part of the country, at Lake Como.

Clooney is filming the "Catch-22" Hulu series (based on the Joseph Heller novel) on the Italian island ― and he was apparently on his way to the set.

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