George Clooney Taken to Hospital After Motorcycle Crash in Italy

Fans were quick to express their relief that the dad-of-two was doing well after the accident, with one tweeting: "I saw George Clooney trending and nearly had a heart attack".

Clooney relocated his family to Sardinia, the second largest Island in the Mediterranean Sea, so he could film TV miniseries Catch 22, according to The Sun.

The move comes after it was announced in April that the actor was going to be reducing his role in the production so that he could concentrate on directing and producing.

The six-part drama is set to air in 2019.

"George was treated and released", his rep said.

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Actor George Clooney slammed his motorbike into an oncoming auto that turned suddenly into his lane Tuesday and was thrown several meters (yards) in the air on the Italian island of Sardinia, according to video of the crash. La Nuova also reports that George's wife, Amal Clooney, rushed to be by his side when she heard news of his hospitalization. Reports in the media note that he hit the windshield of the incoming Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon with his head and was thrown 20 feet into the air, over the vehicle, before hitting the asphalt. A auto did not respect the right of way and hit him.

Clooney is believed to have sustained a minor knee injury in the crash.

The John Paul II hospital in Olbia confirmed Clooney was treated there and released after a few hours.

Reports from Italian broadcaster TGR, suggest the 57-year-old Sonning resident was taken to hospital after the crash. He added that Clooney would be monitored by hospital staff as an outpatient for 20 days.

This isn't the first time he has been involved in a motorcycle accident. According to Corriere, Clooney was "hospitalized" after the incident and his condition is "confidential" but not serious.

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