George Clooney reported hurt in motorcycle crash in Italy

CNN's John Avlon said Tuesday morning that he "checked in on" Clooney and learned that the actor had been hit head-on and was thrown over the handlebars of his motor scooter, smashed the car's windshield with his head and landed 30 feet from the accident.

In pictures from the crash, obtained by the MailOnline, the auto involved in the crash appears to have a smashed windscreen, suggesting George may even have hit it during the crash.

He was taken to hospital with a possible injury to his hip, state news agency Ansa said.

Our sources say Clooney was hurled TWENTY FEET in the air. he was actually propelled over the auto he hit.

MailOnline has contacted a representative for George for comment.

Their outing comes amid reports that the pair are renting a attractive two-storey villa from Ezio Maria Simonelli, an accountant and man close to former Italian president Silvio Berlusconi.

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Clooney is now on the island filming a new TV series "Catch-22", based off the book of the same name written by Joseph Heller.

Clooney has a home on Lake Como on the Italian mainland.

The move comes after it was announced in April that the actor was going to be reducing his role in the production so that he could concentrate on directing and producing.

The Hulu mini-series is based on Joseph Heller's novel about a US Air Force bombardier who aims to fly sufficient missions to go back home and leave World War II behind.

Hugh Laurie also stars as Major de Coverley for the series which has a release date of 2019.

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