Cruise of­fers Clooney sup­port

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Tom Cruise has wished his Hol­ly­wood pal Ge­orge Clooney a speedy re­cov­ery af­ter the dad-oftwo was in­jured in a scooter crash ear­lier this week.

Clooney, 57, was hos­pi­talised on Tues­day af­ter he came off his scooter at 96 km/ h fol­low­ing a col­li­sion with a Mercedes in Sar­dinia, Italy.

Cruise, who is known for do­ing all of his own stunts in films in­clud­ing his Mis­sion: Im­pos­si­ble fran­chise, sent his well wishes to the movie star and told him to “be care­ful, be care­ful, man!” when asked if he had any ad­vice.

“He’s great on a mo­tor­cy­cle and I hope he’s OK,” he shared with Ac­cess at the world pre­miere of Mis­sion: Im­pos­si­ble — Fall­out in Paris. “I re­ally, Ge­orge, I didn’t know un­til I was here but I hope you’re OK buddy.”

The Top Gun ac­tor is a huge mo­tor­cy­cle fan him­self.

He was fur­ther asked if his pal’s ac­ci­dent had made him re­assess his own pas­sion for the ve­hi­cle.

“Never, no never,” he in­sisted. “The bike will re­tire me, I won’t re­tire the bike.”

Clooney was seen leav­ing the Ital­ian is­land on Thurs­day with his wife Amal and their 13-month-old twins Ella and Alexan­der.

He had been rent­ing a home with his young fam­ily while he filmed minis­eries Catch 22, a TV adap­ta­tion of Joseph Heller’s book of the same name, which he is be­lieved to have ei­ther fin­ished or has been put on hold while the ac­tor re­cov­ers.

Mean­while, the driver of the Mercedes has re­vealed he was hor­ri­fied when he re­al­ized he had hit a fa­mous Hol­ly­wood ac­tor.

Plumber An­tonello Viglino told Ital­ian news­pa­per Cor­riere della Sera he didn’t see Clooney as he at­tempted to make a turn into a res­i­den­tial com­pound and at first didn’t even know who the movie star was.

“I couldn’t see any­thing, I had the sun in my eyes,” he shared. “I was just start­ing to turn, I’d only gone a lit­tle way over the white line. I’m in shock. It all hap­pened in an in­stant. I tried to stay calm, I was wor­ried that he had hurt him­self re­ally badly. I could never have imag­ined that I would have hit Ge­orge Clooney.”



Tom Cruise rides a mo­tor­cy­cle in New York City in 2006. Cruise has wished Ge­orge Clooney a speedy re­cov­ery af­ter Clooney was in­volved in an ac­ci­dent in Sar­dinia, Italy, on Tues­day.

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