George Clooney’s 2018 motorcycle crash might be worse than we have actually thought. He was in Sardinia, going at 75mph, when a car turned in front of him and he flew over the handlebars.
In an interview with Sunday Times, the actor — who crashed into a car in Italy while filming the Hulu series Catch-22 says that in the moments after the accident, he was “waiting for my switch to turn off.”
Clooney also made it clear that he’s “fine now” — but he also detailed how onlookers didn’t exactly rush to get him help after it happened. The actor said that after the crash he was lying on the ground and screaming while members of the public crowded around him and began filming him on their phones.
In fact, Clooney claims that a crowd gathered around him and some of the onlookers were filming him for the likes: “If you’re in the public eye, what you realize 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.”
“I’m a pretty positive guy, but that told me — clearly — that you really are here just for their entertainment.” Lastly Clooney said ‘People are living their lives this way and I fight against it. If my kids do something cute, I want to take a picture, but I have to say, “Be in the moment – you don’t have to record everything”.’
He lamented the fact that bystanders filmed him for their social media accounts instead of helping, saying: ‘You want to take every one and shake them! Such a horrifying moment met with the ignorance of people made him realize a few things about the celeb life.