ROME — Actor George Clooney was taken to the hospital in Sardinia and released after being involved in an accident while riding his motorcycle, hospital officials said.

The John Paul II hospital in Olbia said Clooney was released Tuesday. Local media that had gathered at the hospital said Clooney is believed to have left through a side exit.

Local daily La Nuova Sardegna said the 57-year-old Clooney had been headed to a film set on Tuesday when his motorbike was hit by a car and suffered a knee injury.

“He is recovering at his home and will be fine,” Clooney spokesman Stan Rosenfield told The Associated Press in an email.

The actor is currently on the island filming a new TV series “Catch-22,” based on the 1961 book of the same name written by Joseph Heller. In the show, Clooney stars as Colonel Cathcart.

Clooney has a home on Lake Como, which is on the Italian mainland.

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