George Clooney has opened up about just how close to death he came during his 2018 motorcycle crash.
The actor and director spoke to The Hollywood Reporter earlier this week, revealing the incident “was bad” due to the fact he hit a Mercedes whilst riding his scooter in Italy at “70 miles per hour” (over 100 km per hour).
“It split my helmet in half, it knocked me out of my shoes. I was hit hard,” the Money Monster star revealed.
“I was just waiting for the switch to turn off because I broke his windshield with my head, and I thought, ‘OK, well, that’s my neck.’ If you get nine lives, I got all of them used up at once — so I can let go of motorcycle riding for a while.”
Although the 58-year-old luckily only sustained minor injuries, he admits the accident has put him off motorbikes for life.
More to the point, wife, Amal Clooney has banned George from going near a motorbike ever again!
“I’m not allowed to ride motorcycles,” he said at the Catch-22 panel at the DGT Theater in New York City on May 1. “I got into a really bad accident. I hit a guy at 70 miles an hour on my bike. Got launched. And so that’s it, I’m off of bikes.”
The couple are parents to twins Alexander and Ella, who will be two next month.