Keen motorcyclist George Clooney is recovering at home after being involved in a road accident in Italy on Tuesday. The Hollywood actor and producer, who is married to Beirut-born human rights lawyer Amal, collided with a car in Sardinia, according to multiple reports, and was thrown off his vehicle onto the windshield and then the road. However the star, who is currently in Sardinia shooting Hulu miniseries Catch-22, will make a speedy recovery, his representatives say.
“George was treated and released from an Olbia hospital. He is recovering at home and will be fine,” Clooney’s team told The Hollywood Reporter. The John Paul II hospital also confirmed that the 57-year-old actor, who shares 1-year-old twins Ella and Alexander with Amal, was released on Tuesday. Clooney suffered bruising to his legs, arms and hip, according to The Sun, after the incident occurred as the star made his way to set in the morning.
“A car did not respect the right of way and hit him,” NBC’s Claudio Lavanga tweeted after the crash. “He fell. The car driver called an ambulance. MRI was negative, and he is not seriously injured.” Wife Amal rushed to be with her husband at the hospital after the incident, as the couple has been living on the Italian island with their children while Clooney films the miniseries. The couple have a long-time affinity with the European nation, having first met at George’s home in Lake Como, and tying the knot in Venice in 2014.
Barrister Amal paid tribute to her American husband earlier this year, calling the actor a “gentleman” as he was honored with a Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute. “Everyone who knows him, even those who oppose him politically or who have quarreled with him professionally, will tell you, he has not forgotten his Kentucky manners. On every set I visit, I’m told by crew that George sticks up for the most vulnerable,” she said in a stirring speech.
Amal paid tribute to her husband’s “incredible talent and character”, adding that such attributes make him “an amazing husband and father”. “I met George when I was 35 and starting to become quite resigned to the idea that I was going to be a spinster,” the British-Lebanese lawyer said, candidly. “Then we met and started hiding out in my London flat and very soon it felt like, no matter what happened, I would never want to be with anyone else. My love, what I have found with you is the great love I always hoped existed.”