George Clooney "fine" after motorbike crash in Italy


    Ambulance personnel tend to a man lying on the ground, later identified as actor George Clooney. (AP Photo/Mario Chironi)

    ROME (AP) — Actor George Clooney was taken to the hospital in Sardinia and released after being involved in an accident while riding his motor scooter on the Italian island Tuesday, hospital officials said.

    FILE - In this Thursday, June 7, 2018 file photo, George Clooney arrives at the 46th AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring himself at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

    "He is recovering at his home and will be fine," Clooney spokesman Stan Rosenfield told The Associated Press in an email.

    The John Paul II hospital in Olbia confirmed Clooney was treated there and released after Tuesday's accident. Local media representatives who had gathered at the hospital said Clooney left in a van through a side exit.

    A scooter stands next to a car following an accident near Olbia, on the island of Sardinia, Italy. (Giovanna Sanna/La Nuova Sardegna via AP)

    Daily newspaper La Nuova Sardegna said the 57-year-old Clooney was heading to a film set a car hit his motorbike. The accident occurred near Costa Corallina, in the province of Olbia.

    Clooney reportedly was in Sardinia filming a television miniseries adapted from Joseph Heller's World War II novel "Catch-22."

    Ambulance personnel tend to a man lying on the ground, later identified as actor George Clooney, after being involved in a scooter accident in the near Olbia, on the Sardinia island, Italy. (AP Photo/Mario Chironi)


    Clooney has a home on Lake Como, which is on the Italian mainland.

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