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George Clooney ‘Recovering’ After Scooter Accident in Italy

  • Jul 11 2018 16:48 PM GTM
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A motorcycle ridden by George Clooney collided with a car on the Italian island of Sardinia on Tuesday and the actor “slammed” into the windshield, a police officer said. Credit Olbia Local Police, via European Pressphoto Agency

George Clooney is “recovering at home and will be fine,” his publicist said, following a scooter crash in Italy on Tuesday that caused a rash of speculation on social media about the actor’s health.

At 8:15 a.m., Mr. Clooney was riding a scooter on the island of Sardinia when a Mercedes-Benz failed to respect his right of way and the two collided, according to Alberto Cicognani, one of the police officers who attended the scene.

Mr. Clooney, 57, “slammed” into the car’s windshield, Mr. Cicognani added in an emailed statement.

A local newspaper tweeted a photo of the scene, leaving fans concerned about Mr. Clooney’s condition, but it quickly became clear the incident was not life-threatening.

Mr. Clooney was taken to a nearby hospital for a magnetic resonance imaging scan, but it showed no issues and he was discharged, Mr. Cicognani said. Mr. Clooney’s publicist, Stan Rosenfield, later confirmed the actor was recovering.