Hollywood actor, Gerard Butler, has been hospitalised after a motorbike accident in Los Angeles. The Scottish star has reportedly suffered minor injuries after he was cut off by a car and thrown to the floor.

Gerard ButlerGerard Butler has suffered minor injuries from a motorbike accident

TMZ has reported that the 47-year-old actor was riding his motorbike in L.A when he was cut off by another vehicle which caused him to crash.

A passerby called 911 and paramedics took the Lara Croft Tomb Raider actor to a nearby hospital where he was treated for minor injuries - which included no broken bones and just cuts and bruises.

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The star’s new climate change disaster film, Geostorm, is due out next week and, due to his lesser injuries, he should still be able to promote it.

The incident is the latest in a long series of freak accidents that the injury-prone actor has faced, having previously broken bones in his neck while filming action thriller Olympus Has Fallen in 2013.

He was also trapped underwater after being hit by a huge flurry of waves while filming surfing drama Chasing Mavericks in 2013.

Speaking during that eventful year, he claimed that his on-set injuries were very much an occupational hazard of being a film star.

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He said: "There are always those risks and they hopefully become stories but when you do an action movie, you sign on for that.

"You sign up for the fact that you’re going to get a few grazes and a few bruises along the way."

The actor’s latest film is a disaster science-fiction action flick which also stars Abbie Cornish, Daniel Wu, Ed Harris and Andy Garcia.

It centres around a satellite designer who tries to save the world from a storm of epic proportions caused by malfunctioning climate-controlling satellites.