George Clooney is revealing the terrifying details of a motorbike accident he was involved in last year while filming his Hulu series “Catch-22.”
On The Hollywood Reporter’s “First Look,” the 58-year-old said he was driving a scooter at 70mph on a road in Italy when he collided with another vehicle. The crash made him “split my helmet in half” and “knocked me out of my shoes.”
The impact also caused Clooney to go 20 feet up into the air, and he joked with The Hollywood Reporter that he “learned that I really, actually cannot fly.”
“It was bad,” he continued. “I was just waiting for the switch to turn off ’cause I broke his windshield with my head and I thought, ‘OK, well that’s my neck.’”
“Catch-22” producer and co-star Grant Heslov said he held Clooney in his arms as they waited for the ambulance, and thought, “If he lives, I’ll never ride again.”
Fortunately, Clooney suffered only minor injuries in the accident, which occurred on July 10, 2018.
However, the crash was enough to deter Clooney from riding — a hobby he said he enjoyed for about 40 years.
“If you get nine lives, I’ve got all of them used up, so I can let go of motorcycle riding for a while,” he said.
The accident did not delay the Hulu series’ production and Clooney said he returned to set four days later.
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