George Clooney is in perfectly good health, but there have been many false tabloid stories alleging otherwise. Gossip Cop has debunked several phony articles about the actor's well-being. Here are some recent rumors we've corrected.
In May, Gossip Cop busted Woman's Day for falsely claiming Clooney was "wasting away" and "starting to look sick" amid an intense new diet. The outlet went so far as to blame the actor's wife for his condition, saying Amal had put him on a "major cleanse," but she needed to "loosen the reins" because he was dropping too much weight.
An insider told the outlet that Amal had banned all sugar and carbs from her husband's diet, but this was provably untrue. Just one week before this nonsense emerged, the spouses enjoyed pasta and tiramisu at a restaurant following the Italian premiere of Clooney's Hulu series Catch-22. The actor wasn't "wasting away" and there was no validity to the idea that his wife might be responsible.
In April, Gossip Cop called out NW for making up a bogus story about Clooney being addicted to painkillers. The magazine maintained that the actor was in "excruciating pain" following his scooter accident in Italy last year, and now he couldn't stop "popping pills" to feel better. A source further contended that the movie star was "looking sickly," adding, "There's a paleness to his complexion and he has dark circles under his eyes like he hasn't been sleeping."
The phony article was based on claims from an anonymous source, but Clooney's spokesperson told us in no uncertain terms, "George does not take painkillers." Although he did sustain minor injuries in a scooter accident last year, he's made a full recovery without "popping pills." Naturally, the actor been perfectly happy and healthy in the time since we debunked NW's report.
Last year, Gossip Cop debunked a bogus Globe story about Clooney "wasting away" from a "killer disease." According to the outlet, the actor only weighed 123 pounds, and his wife believed he was suffering from a "undiagnosed medical condition." The magazine had zero evidence to back up its statements, and that's because the story was entirely fabricated. Around the same time, Clooney and Amal were spotted enjoying date nights in Lake Como. The actor didn't appear at all "gaunt," as the tabloid had described him. As time has also proven, he's not suffering from any secret illness.
And shortly before that, the National Enquirer falsely alleged Clooney had brain damage following his minor motorcycle crash. The unreliable outlet insisted the actor was displaying all the signs of a concussion following the incident as he was both "dizzy and disoriented." In reality, the actor only sustained some minor injuries and was back on the set of Catch-22 less than two weeks after the accident. Footage from the shoot showed him moving around without any issues. Simply put, Clooney was never suffering brain damage or any of the other ailments mentioned above.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.