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George Clooney Spotted Walking Unassisted For The First Time Since His Accident

On July 10, George Clooney was making his way to the set of his upcoming Hulu limited series, Catch-22, when he became involved in a serious collision in Sardinia, Italy.

The 57-year-old actor and father-of-two was riding his scooter at about 60 miles per hour when the driver cut him off and struck him.

According to police reports, the driver was at fault as he broke the traffic rules and "did not respect the right of way."

Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera obtained the surveillance video that captured the exact moment the actor crashed into a dark-colored car, and it looks as bad as it sounds.

In the terrifying footage, the driver of the car can be seen getting out of his vehicle to help Clooney, who remained on the ground after the impact launched him 20 feet into the air.

A source told Entertainment Tonight (ET) that Clooney's helmet saved his life. Apparently, the headgear hit the car's windshield so hard that it broke.

Clooney complained of "a slight trauma to the pelvis and bruises to one leg and arm," and was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, where he underwent a series of tests as well as an MRI.

Doctors concluded that the Oceans Eleven actor was "fine" after the results came back clear. He was discharged a couple of hours later without any severe injuries reported.

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"George was treated and released from an Olbia hospital,” his rep told People. "He is recovering at home and will be fine."

A few days after the accident, Clooney was back on his feet and made his first public appearance while boarding his private jet. He received help from the crew, who assisted him as he moved from the plane to a golf cart.

Now, nearly a week later, a TMZ video shows the Academy Award-winner hobbling off his private plane at an airport in Rome. This time, he showed improvement as he moved unassisted, but it's clear he isn't fully recovered as he's been walking with a limp.

There were concerns that Clooney wouldn't be able to get back on set for a while, but according to the celebrity news website, he isn't letting the pain get in the way of his work.

He is reportedly set to resume filming Catch-22 this week.

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Clooney, his wife Amal, and their one-year-old twins, Ella and Alexander, have relocated from their home in Lake Como to the island of Sardinia while the actor works on his upcoming series.

Amal, who works as an internation human rights lawyer, reportedly rushed to her husband's side at the hospital as soon as she received news of his accident.

She and Ella were recently seen accompanying Clooney on one of his outings just days after he got hurt.

Clooney's fans and fellow celebrities, including Tom Cruise, have reached out to him since the scary incident.

Cruise advised him to "be careful," before adding, "He’s great on a motorcycle and I hope he’s OK. I really, George, I didn’t know until I was here but I hope you’re okay buddy."

We're glad Clooney's recovery is going well!

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