Local daily La Nuova Sardegna reports Clooney’s injuries are not serious, but that he was taken to the John Paul II hospital emergency room. Police said they have no information, but the hospital apparently told NBC News Clooney has already been discharged.
La Nuova Sardegna said the 57-year-old was headed to a film set on Tuesday when his motorbike was hit by a car. Broadcaster Mediaset, citing gossip magazine Chi, said the accident occurred near Costa Corallina, in the province of Olbia.
The newspaper tweeted a photo apparently from the scene, showing a lightly smashed up motorbike and car, with a caption suggesting the car had been turning and Clooney had made contact with its windscreen.
Clooney has a home on the Italian mainland, on Lake Como. He has been in Sardinia since mid May, shooting TV series Catch-22, which he is directing and in which he also stars, alongside Hugh Laurie, Kyle Chandler and Christopher Abbott.