George Clooney hospitalized after accident while riding a motorcycle

Reporters film a black van leaving the John Paul II hospital in the Sardinian town of Olbia

Reporters film a black van leaving the John Paul II hospital in the Sardinian town of Olbia

George Clooney has been released from the hospital after a motorcycle accident on the Italian island of Sardinia, according to his representative.

According to a report from TMZ, Clooney became a human projectile and flew 20 feet in the air and over the auto he hit.

"George Clooney fell and slammed the windshield of the Mercedes", said Cicognani in an email to the paper. Clooney described himself as being "banged up", CNN said.

Clooney got an MRI to check the extent of his knee injury and his wife, Amal Clooney, rushed to his side.

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George Clooney was injured in a road accident in Italy today when his scooter collided with a vehicle.

Clooney and his wife, Amal, left the hospital together in a private vehicle, La Nuova added. Add George Clooney as an interest to stay up to date on the latest George Clooney news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Police said they have no information, but the hospital apparently told NBC News Clooney has already been discharged. Calls and emails to Clooney's spokesman weren't immediately returned.

The image showed slight damage to the actor's bike and smashed glass to the left of the Mercedes car's windscreen. "The driver decided to make an abrupt right turn and clipped George".

He has a home on Lake Como on the Italian mainland. Clooney was reported treated at Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, at the time of the incident.

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