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George Clooney hospitalized after accident while riding a motorcycle

Adrian Cunningham | 10 July, 2018, 17:39

The 57-year-old was transported to the Giovanni Paolo II hospital in an ambulance and checked out of the facility at 10 a.m.

The Hollywood actor collided with a Mercedes vehicle on Tuesday morning while in Puntaldia, Sardinia, on the way to a TV set.

Actor George Clooney attends "The Men Who Stare At Goats" premiere at the Sala Grande during the 66th Venice Film Festival on September 8, 2009 in Venice, Italy.

Clooney was taken to a hospital and the injuries are not believed to be serious, according to La Nuova.

It is reported that George was then x-rayed and seen to by a doctor, before being discharged the same morning and leaving the premises in a chauffeur driven auto.

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In pictures from the crash, obtained by the MailOnline, the auto involved in the crash appears to have a smashed windscreen, suggesting George may even have hit it during the crash.

The US actor, 57, was said to be riding his motorbike at Costa Corallina, Puntaldia, when he collided with a Mercedes vehicle on Tuesday morning, according to TGR Rai Sardegna.

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

The two-time Oscar victor has hired Kyle Chandler of Friday Night Lights fame to take over the part of Col. Cathcart (played by Martin Balsam in the 1970 adaptation) originally earmarked for himself while he takes on the less demanding role of Scheisskopf.