George Clooney says that injuries suffered while filming the movie Syriana left him in such intense pain that he entertained suicidal thoughts and continues to suffer short-term memory loss. A scene that showed two thugs abusing a victim tied to a chair became all too real when Clooneys chair was kicked backwards and his head smashed on the ground, damaging his spine. Clooney says:
“I tore my dura, which is the wrap around my spine which holds in spinal fluid. But it’s not my back, it’s my brain. I basically bruised my brain. It’s bouncing around my head because it’s not supported by the spinal fluid.”
Friends say doctors dismissed Clooney’s complaints until spinal fluid started leaking from his nose. Since then he has had numerous operations on the dura mater membrane.
“Before the surgery it was the most unbearable pain I’ve ever been through, literally where you