Cruis­ing for a bruis­ing

Tom Cruise com­mis­er­ates with Clooney, but won’t aban­don bike

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Tom Cruise wishes his Hol­ly­wood pal Ge­orge Clooney a speedy re­cov­ery af­ter Clooney was in­jured in a scooter crash ear­lier this week. Clooney, 57, was hos­pi­tal­ized on Tues­day, af­ter he came off his mo­tor­bike 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 the Mis­sion: Im­pos­si­ble fran­chise, sent his well wishes to Clooney 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,” Cruise told Ac­cess at the world de­but of Mis­sion Im­pos­si­ble: Fall­out, in Paris. “I re­ally, Ge­orge, I didn’t know un­til I was here, but I hope you’re OK buddy.” Cruise is a huge mo­tor­cy­cle fan him­self, and last year was seen zip­ping around on one of the most ex­pen­sive mod­els on the mar­ket. 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-mon­thold twins, Ella and Alexan­der. He had been rent­ing a home with his fam­ily while he filmed the minis­eries Catch-22, a TV adap­ta­tion of Joseph Heller’s book of the same name, which he is be­lieved to have ei­ther fin­ished or it has been put on hold while the ac­tor re­cov­ers. Mean­while, the driver of the Mercedes said he was hor­ri­fied

The bike will re­tire me, I won’t re­tire the bike.

TOM CRUISE

when he re­al­ized he had hit a fa­mous ac­tor.

Plumber An­tonello Viglino told Ital­ian news­pa­per Cor­riere della Sera he didn’t see Clooney as he tried to make a turn into a res­i­den­tial com­pound and at first didn’t even know who the driver was. “I couldn’t see any­thing, I had the sun in my eyes,” he said. “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.”

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