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George Clooney Was Briefly Hospitalized in Italy

According to NBC News, George Clooney got into a scooter accident on Tuesday after being hit by a car on the island of Sardinia in Italy. The news outlet reports police and hospital officials said Clooney was injured and taken to a hospital in Olbia. A health official told NBC News Clooney’s injuries weren’t serious and he was quickly released from the hospital. 

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Carabinieri (the Italian police force) Lt. Alberto Cicognani told NBC News the Oscar-winning actor was on his scooter near the city of Olbia when a car reportedly cut in front of him, causing a collision. Cicognani also said an ambulance eventually took Clooney to the hospital, where he was reportedly given an MRI. Per Cicognani, Clooney was “not seriously injured.”

CNN also spoke with Cicognani, who said Clooney was hit by a Mercedes, which caused Clooney to be thrown over the top of his scooter. Cicognani told CNN he spoke with Clooney, who said he was fine and also revealed he would go back to filming Catch-22 in a few days.

Giovanni Mannoni, an Olbia police commander, told CNN Clooney would be monitored for 20 days as an outpatient by the hospital. CNN also reports Clooney’s MRI came back clear. Mannoni also informed CNN police are investigating the accident.

NBC News reporter Claudio Lavanga tweeted Tuesday, “Sardinia hospital ‘John Paul II’ in #olbia tells @NBCNews #georgeclooney has already been discharged following collision between the scooter he was traveling on and a car. #clooney is in Sardinia to direct a TV series called ‘Catch 22.’” 

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According to People magazine, Italian news outlet La Nuova reported Tuesday that Amal Clooney went to the hospital to be with her husband and they reportedly left together via a private car. La Nuova also reported Clooney complained of a “slight trauma to the pelvis and bruises to one leg and an arm,” but he didn’t sustain serious injuries and was discharged. A rep for Clooney issued a statement to People shortly after the accident made headlines: “George was treated and released from an Olbia hospital. He is recovering at home and will be fine.”

The accident sounds like it could’ve been more serious than it was, so it’s good to hear Clooney is doing OK.

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