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George Clooney Hospitalized After A Scooter Accident In Italy

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As impressive as George Clooney‘s acting career has been, he’s not invincible, and an accident that happened on Tuesday proves it. According to NBC News, the 57-year-old actor was hospitalized after being involved in a scooter accident in Italy, but fortunately, it sounds like he’s doing okay now.

As the site reports, George was in town on the island of Sardinia, where he’s filming a TV series called Catch 22, based on the novel of the same name. Local police said that early Tuesday morning, a car struck him while he was riding his scooter through an intersection, and he was taken to a hospital in a city called Olbia, where he was given an MRI. Police lieutenant Alberto Cicognani told NBC News that George was “not seriously injured,” and he has already been discharged from the hospital.

According to People, the driver of the car is reportedly at fault since George had the right of way, although they did call for help when they realized George had been knocked off of his scooter. At the scene, George complained of pelvic pain and bruises on his leg and arm, so he was taken to the emergency room at John Paul II hospital. Once he was there, his wife, Amal Clooney joined him, and later they left together in a private vehicle.

We don’t even want to think about how scary it has to be getting hit by a car when you’re on a scooter riding through what is probably an unfamiliar city… but even more than that, we don’t want to think about how it must feel to accidentally hit some guy on a scooter, get out of your car, and realize that you just collided with George Clooney, of all people. It had to be rough for everyone involved, especially since it sounds like it was most likely an accident.

But at least this story has a happy ending. George’s rep, Stan Rosenfield, confirmed to USA Today that he’s okay, even though, at the very least, it had to have made for a pretty unpleasant morning.

“George was treated and released from an Olbia hospital,” the statement from Stan said. “He is recovering at home and will be fine.”

We’re glad to hear that everything turned out well and that George is resting at home. Hopefully, he has a speedy recovery. We cannot imagine what we would do if we lost a true national treasure like him in an accident overseas.

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