Hollywood star George Clooney's recent comments about the intense pain and trauma that he suffered after suffering a spinal cord injury during the shooting of a movie, are getting a lot of media attention. Fresh from his Oscar nomination, Clooney’s comments were made during an interview leading up to the awards. His thoughts resonate especially strongly with Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyers and spinal cord injury victims.
The actor suffered a spinal cord injury in a stunt accident when he was filming the movie Syriana. The injury left him in terrible pain and agony. In his own words, the pain was so bad, it felt like he had suffered a stroke. The trauma was so severe that at some point, he began blowing out spinal cord fluid from his nose.
In order to cope with the pain, Clooney began drinking heavily, but no amount of alcohol was enough to numb the pain. He also suffered from excruciating headaches. After about 3 weeks of the trauma, Clooney began thinking of committing suicide to get away from the pain.
Since then, Clooney has undergone surgery to treat the pain, and although he says that the surgery has given him relief, he still suffers from terrible headaches.
Clooney's injury was sustained when he was performing a stunt in a movie. However, Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyers find that many of these injuries occur in auto and motorcycle accidents. Motorcyclists may be at a special risk for spinal injury, because they have no protection during an accident. Unlike a motorist who may be cushioned from impact by the body of the automobile, a motorcyclist can be thrown several feet into the air, landing on the ground with huge impact, increasing the risk of neck injury and spinal cord fracture.