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George Clooney thought terrifying motorbike crash was ‘last minute of my life’

Catch-22: George Clooney stars in drama movie

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George Clooney, 60, spoke about his motorbike accident he experienced in 2018, saying he thought his time was up. The actor was rushed to a hospital while filming Catch-22 in Sardinia. 

20 years happens in a flash, and faster as you get older

George Clooney

He said that the crash happened when a Mercedes turned into him from the front and was thrown from his bike into the windscreen. 

The actor has now said he was “waiting for my switch to turn off” and admitted thinking at one point that he was in the “last minute of his life”.

George, while he was on the ground, realised a crowd was gathering and people were filming him on their phones. 

He told the Sunday Times: “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.”

George has spent most of his life feeling like a “positive guy” but that moment made him feel like he was only there for the entertainment of fans. 

The star is married to Amal Clooney, and the couple recently celebrated his 60th birthday. 

The pair have a son and daughter together, who were both born in 2017. 

George recently opened up about the pressures of being a father. 

The actor admitted that having children at 56 has drained him. 

He spoke on the Marc Maron podcast about how the birth of his children changed his life forever. 

He said: “The hard part is being 60 and just the sheer running around of it.

“I had this discussion with Amal the other day because I turned 60.

“Look, we have to rethink how we’re doing our lives.”

George then explained how the couple have had to reassess the frequency of their work life.

The actor also opened up about growing older and his health.

He added: “60 is a number but I’ve done all the physicals, knock on wood, in good shape.”

 

He said that he feels healthy but in 20 years all his energy will be gone.

“20 years happens in a flash, and faster as you get older,” he stated.

George admitted, however, he “couldn’t be happier” after having children.

The Ocean’s Eleven actor became engaged to his now-wife Amal in 2014 after meeting while campaigning.

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