George Clooney is still suffering back problems. The former ER star got the injury because of the movie thriller Syriana in 2005. The fifty three year old former Batman & Robin star is still feeling the effects over a filming a torture scene ten year ago. It has been stated that he had no choice but to make his way to Duke University earlier this month, and then visit a hospital in Dusseldorf, Germany, to seek treatment for the ongoing injury, according to E!News.
”George arrived at the clinic Friday morning and had a series of tests with the clinic’s top neurosurgeon-Dr. Ralf Buhl,” a source told the celebrity website. “Buhl specialises in non-invasive methods, which lessen the need for surgery.”
The back injury caused severe complications with Clooney’s spinal cord and he frequently suffers from long-lasting painful headaches. He arrived at the German medical facility around 7.30 p.m., local time and remained there for the next eight hours, the source added.
After hurting his back while filming a torture scene in the geopolitical flick, Clooney’s diagnosis was a torn dura mater, a membrane that covers the spinal cord. The aftereffects can include migraines caused by spinal fluid leaks.
One time he allegedly said he was thinking about giving up on life because the pain was too excruciating.
“I was at a point where I thought, ‘I can’t exist like this. I can’t actually live,’” Clooney told Rolling Stone in 2011. “I was lying in a hospital bed with an IV in my arm, unable to move, having these headaches where it feels like you’re having a stroke, and for a short three-week period, I started to think, ‘I may have to do something drastic about this.’”
Hopefully he will have finally found the correct treatment!