George Clooney has admitted that he thought he had broken his neck, after he got into a terrifying motorcycle accident.
Last July, the actor was riding his motorbike at 70mph in Sardinia when a car crashed into him.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the 58-year-old said: “I hit him at 70 miles per hour, so it was bad. I split my helmet in half. It knocked me out of my shoes, it hit hard.”
“I was just waiting for the switch to turn off because I broke [the car’s] windshield with my head, and I thought, ‘OK, well, that’s my neck.'”
“If you get nine lives, I got all of them used up at once — so I can let go of motorcycle riding for a while,” he said.
George’s friend and producer Grant Heslov was there when the incident occurred, and said: “I was holding him as we were waiting for the ambulance and I said to myself, ‘If he lives, I’ll never ride a motorcycle again.'”
George added: “It got both Grant and I — after 40 years of riding together — off motorcycles for good.”