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Gerard Butler on his motorcycle crash: I’m lucky to be alive

Gerard Butler on his motorcycle crash: I’m lucky to be alive

London: Actor Gerard Butler has revealed he was close to losing his life after a car hit him while he was on his motorcycle.

During an appearance on ‘The Talk,’ the ‘Geostorm’ star said he was lucky to be alive.

‘I’m lucky to be here. I went 33 feet through the air. I did a somersault,’ the 47-year-old actor said.

Butler said he remembers a bystander looking on at the accident and saying, ‘Wow, you really are an action movie star.’

The actor suffered ‘five fractures in my right foot alone, because I landed right on my knees, so I’ve done my knees in and my left foot. And this had been the busiest period of my career.’

He continued, ‘I was in bed for four days. I couldn’t get out of bed.’

Just a week after being taken to the hospital post his accident, Butler walked the red carpet in Hollywood for his new film.

—PTI