‘I was waiting for my switch to turn off’: George Clooney recalls how he thought his terrifying motorbike crash in 2018 was the ‘last minute of my life’
George Clooney has said he was ‘waiting for my switch to turn off’ after he was in a motorcycle crash that could have killed him.
Parlando con Il Sunday Times in una nuova intervista, the Hollywood icon reflected on the moment he thought was the ‘last minute of my life’ as well as turning 60.
Di nuovo dentro 2018, George was taken to hospital after he was 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.
Apertura: ‘I was waiting for my switch to turn off’: George Clooney discussed his 2018 motorcycle accident in a new interview
The crash happened when a Mercedes turned in front of him and Clooney was thrown from the bike, slamming into the windscreen.
The driver called Italian carabinieri, who sent the municipal police, an ambulance and the fire department – and while George was on the ground, he realised a crowd was gathering and people were filming him on their phones.
Ricordando l'incidente, George said: ‘I was waiting for my switch to turn off. I’m fine now.
‘If you’re in the public eye, what you realise when you’re on the ground thinking it’s the last minute of your life is that, for some people, it’s just going to be entertainment for their Facebook page.’
Ordeal: Nel 2018, while filming for Catch 22 on the Italian island of Sardinia, the 60-year-old actor was rushed to hospital after a Mercedes turned in front of him (raffigurato in 2012)
Giorgio, who also ventured into the world of filmmaking throughout his 43-year career, admitted he is a ‘pretty positive guy’ but that moment told him he was there ‘for their entertainment.’
A maggio, the Ocean’s Eleven star marked a milestone birthday – his 60th – with his wife-of-seven-years, Amal.
‘Turning 60 is a bummer. But it’s that or dead,’ Egli ha detto.
Supporto: A maggio, 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 ‘knock on wood, I’m healthy.’
He is also partial to a game of basketball with the ‘younger gang’, but George is already thinking ahead to his 80th.
He described the next 20 years as ‘halcyon’, concluding the tell-all interview by expressing his desire to celebrate that.
Looking forward: The Academy Award winner described the next 20 years as ‘halcyon’, concluding the tell-all interview by expressing his desire to celebrate that (nella foto 2019)