GEORGE Clooney was in a motorcycle accident in Europe in 2018.
He recently opened up about what he thought were going to be the final moments of his life.
When was George Clooney in a motorcycle accident?
George, 59, was involved in a bike collision in 2018 on the Italian island of Sardinia.
He was riding his motorcycle on the way to filming his Hulu series Catch-22 when he crashed his bike into a car and went airborne.
Clooney told ITV's This Morning in 2019 that he's done riding motorcycles after surviving that collision.
"I was very lucky to pull out of that one. That officially got me off motorbikes after 40 years, which is unfortunate," he said at the time.
What did he say about the accident?
George recently opened up in GQ's December/January issue about the accident and explained what happened in detail.
"He literally turned directly in front of me," the actor says of the other vehicle involved in the accident.
"I launched. I go head over heels. But I landed on my hands and knees. If you did it 100 times, maybe once you land on your hands and knees, and any other version you land, you're toast. It knocked me out of my shoes."
He said he hit the ground with impact that, by any other scenario, should've killed him.
"When I hit the ground, my mouth – I thought all my teeth were broken out. But it was glass from the windshield."
When asked if he had any final thoughts while he was flying through the air, he replied, "you know, not really. Although my kids were like a year old, and mostly it was just the thought that this was it and that I wasn't gonna see them again."
Was he injured?
George said that he hit that car at 70 miles an hour in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
“I split my helmet in half. It knocked me out of my shoes. I was hit hard. I was just waiting for the switch to turn off because I broke his windshield with my head," he said.
He recalled the moment his producing partner Grant Heslov believed his friend was going to die.
"I was on the ground. I was really screaming. Like, really screaming. And Grant came back, and he was screaming at everybody to get an ambulance."
He said the crash left him with slight pain in his pelvis and bruises to a leg and an arm, but miraculously, he didn't sustain any serious injuries.
“It got both Grant and me, after 40 years of riding together, off of motorcycles for good. I had to quit. It was bad,” he said.
Who is he married to?
George married human rights lawyer Amal Clooney in 2017.
The pair have two children, a set of twins named Alexander and Ella, 3.
He said in his GQ story that he came "full" when he met her.
"I didn't know how un-full it was until I met Amal. And then everything changed," he says.
"And I was like, ‘Oh, actually, this has been a huge empty space.’"
He went on to explain how marriage had changed him and his priotites shifted, saying that "I'd never been in the position where someone else's life was infinitely more important to me than my own."
"You know? And then tack on two more individuals, who are small and have to be fed.…"
Earlier this year, Finding Freedom, a book about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, revealed the couples are friends and they all flew out to Lake Como on a private jet on August 16, 2018.
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