After an accidental collision with a car in Italy, George Clooney won’t be riding a motorcycle again any time soon.
The 58-year-old actor revealed that he has put motorcycling to a halt. Clooney made the revelation during an interview with ITV’s This Morning. The Catch-22 actor was promoting his new Hulu series when he said about the accident:
“I was very lucky to pull out of that one. That officially got me off motorbikes after 40 years, which is unfortunate.”
When asked what his wife Amal’s reaction was, Clooney said she wasn’t in favor of him riding motorcycles after the accident.
“It was one of those conversations, we were coming back from the hospital and she said, ‘That’s it,’” Clooney said in the interview. “And I was sort of kind of thinking, ‘Well, maybe I can still get away with this,’ and then my buddy, who was also in the accident with me, Grant [Heslov], who is the other producer, said, ‘Yeah, I’m off.’”
“There was nothing I could do, I was ganged up on,” the Hollywood star quipped. MSN reports that Heslov described the crash as “much worse than the press understood.” The producer said:
“He was behind me and we came up over a hill and I see a guy, who I thought was going to turn, locked eyes and then he went,”
“He just missed me and I heard this kaboom. I thought, ‘Oh my God. George is dead.’ I was holding him and I said to myself, ‘If he lives, I’ll never ride a motorcycle again.’”
You can stream Clooney’s latest series Catch-22 on Hulu now.
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