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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 19 July 2018

George Clooney injured in Italy motorcycle crash

Film star's motorbike was in collision with car

Actor George Clooney and his wife Amal at the AFI awards in Los Angeles in June. Mario Anzuoni / Reuters
Actor George Clooney and his wife Amal at the AFI awards in Los Angeles in June. Mario Anzuoni / Reuters

George Clooney was taken to hospital after he was involved in an accident while riding a motorcycle in Sardinia.

Italian media said the US actor's injuries were not serious.

Local daily La Nuova Sardegna said Clooney was taken to the John Paul II hospital emergency room.

Police offered no further information, and the hospital didn't respond to requests for comment.

Italian media said Clooney's injuries are not thought to be serious. Odd Andersen / AFP Photo 
Italian media said Clooney's injuries are not thought to be serious. Odd Andersen / AFP Photo 

The daily said the 57-year-old Clooney was on his way to a film set on Tuesday when his motorbike was hit by a car.

Italian media said the accident occurred near Costa Corallina, in the province of Olbia.

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