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Ben Affleck NOT Facing “Brain Damage” After Motorcycle Crash, Despite Report

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Ben Affleck Motorcycle Crash

By Andrew Shuster |

Ben Affleck Motorcycle Crash

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Ben Affleck is not facing “brain damage” after getting into a minor motorcycle crash, despite a false report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the sensationalized story. We’re told it’s not true.

The actor took a spill on his bike last month and tumbled off onto the curb, but he didn’t sustain any injuries. However, that hasn’t stopped RadarOnline from publishing a story with the overly dramatic headline, “Ben’s Medical Nightmare! Affleck Could Face Brain Damage After Scary Motorcycle Crash.”

The accompanying article quotes a so-called “source” as saying, “Ben’s been pushing himself to the limits after the bust-up of his marriage to Jen Garner. And this time, friends are terrified he’s pushed himself too far.” Now, according to the unreliable blog, “medical insiders” are worried about the long-term effects of the accident.

“His head took the brunt of the fall,” says the alleged insider. “He was wearing a helmet, but God knows what kind of damage he may have suffered.” The outlet goes on to baselessly speculate that Affleck could end up with “dangerous scarring or bleeding around the brain,” despite there being zero indication the he sustained any type of head injury.

Regardless of the website’s story being completely unfounded, Gossip Cop still checked in with a source close to Affleck, who exclusively assures us he’s perfectly fine. Despite RadarOnline using splashy buzzwords such as “bone-chilling” and “horrifying” to describe the actor’s fender bender, he merely fall off his bike at a relatively slow speed. Of course, any type of automobile accident is a bit startling, but the website’s overblown account of the situation is ridiculous.

It should be noted, Affleck is a motorcycle enthusiast who is often spotted riding his bike around Los Angeles. The actor has years of experience operating the vehicle, and from what Gossip Cop understands, his recent accident was the result of another driver not paying attention to the road. Regardless, the assertion that Affleck may be facing deadly “brain damage” is entirely untrue.


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