- In 2018, the 60-year-old actor was taken to a hospital after being hit by a car in Sardinia during the shooting of Catch 22.
- The accident happened when a Mercedes came in front of him and George was thrown off the bike, slammed into the windscreen
- The Ocean’s XI star said he was ‘waiting for my switch to go off’ and reflected on the moment he thought was ‘the last moment of my life’.
- While George was on the ground, he felt a crowd gathering and people filming him on their phones.
George Clooney has said he was ‘waiting for my switch to go off’ when he was in a motorcycle accident that could have killed him.
talking to The Sunday Times In a new interview, the Hollywood icon reflected on the moment he thought it was the ‘last moment of my life’ as well as turning 60.
Back in 2018, George was taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Sardinia while he was on the Italian island filming Catch 22, a TV adaptation of Joseph Heller’s book of the same name.
Opening up: ‘I was waiting for my Switch to go off’: George Clooney discusses his 2018 motorcycle accident in a new interview
The accident happened when a Mercedes swung in front of him and Clooney was thrown off the bike, slammed into the windscreen.
The driver called the Italian carabinieri, which sent the municipal police, an ambulance and fire department – and while George was on the ground, he felt a crowd gathering and people filming him on their phones.
Recalling the accident, George said: ‘I was waiting for my switch to go off. I am fine now.
‘If you’re in the public eye, you get that feeling when you’re on the ground thinking it’s the last moment of your life, for some people, it’ll be just entertainment for their Facebook page. ‘
The Exam: In 2018, while filming for Catch 22 on the Italian island of Sardinia, the 60-year-old actor was taken to hospital after being exposed to Mercedes (pictured in 2012)
George, who ventured into the world of filmmaking in a career spanning 43 years, admitted that he was a “quite a positive person”, but that moment told him he was there to “entertain her”.
Back in May, the Ocean’s Eleven star celebrated a milestone birthday with his wife of seven years, Amal – their 60th.
‘Being 60 years old is a huge deal. But it is him or she is dead,’ he said.
Support: Back in May, the Ocean’s Eleven star marked a milestone birthday — his 60th — with his wife of seven years, Amal (the pair pictured in 2019).
The Academy Award winner also recalled how he told barrister Amal ‘Walk pe dastak, I am healthy’.
He is also biased towards the game of basketball with the ‘young gang’, but George is already thinking of his 80th year.
He concluded all interviews by expressing a desire to celebrate the next 20 years as ‘halcyon’.
Looking ahead: The Academy Award winner describes the next 20 years as ‘Halcine’, concluding all interviews by expressing her desire to celebrate (Picture 2019)