eorge Clooney said he was “waiting for my switch to go off” after being involved in a motorcycle accident which could have killed him.
The actor was rushed to hospital after being hit by a car in Sardinia in 2018, while filming on the Italian island Catch 22, a television adaptation of Joseph Heller’s book of the same name.
The accident happened when a Mercedes turned in front of him and Clooney was thrown from the motorcycle, hitting the windshield.
The driver called the Italian law enforcement, who dispatched the municipal police, an ambulance and firefighters, and while he was on the ground, he realized that a crowd was gathering and people were filming him on the phone.
He told the Sunday Times: âI was waiting for my switch to go off. I am fine now.
âIf you are in the public eye what you realize when you are in the field thinking it’s the last minute of your life is that for some people it will just be fun for their Facebook page. .
“I’m a pretty positive guy, but it clearly told me that you are really here just for their entertainment.”
He added: “You want to take everyone and shake them up.”
Clooney celebrated her 60th birthday in May, when his wife Amal threw a party for her close friends. He is currently promoting his new movie The Tender Bar, which he has directed.
He said: âBeing 60 is a disappointment. But it’s that or dead.
âI told Amal, touch some wood, I’m healthy. I still play basketball with the younger gang. I feel good.
âBut in 20 years, I’m 80 – and 80 is a real number.
“I said the next 20 years are good and we have to celebrate that, we have to focus on the work that we do by being just what we have to do, that we feel in our chest.”
The Tender Bar, based on a book of the same name by JR Moehringer, tells the story of a boy who searches for father figures in a bar run by his uncle.
Last month, he appeared on the event’s red carpet at the Royal Festival alongside Amal Clooney.
It hits theaters on December 22 before being available on Amazon Prime Video.