LATEST: George Clooney has been forced to pull out of the OCEAN'S TWELVE world premiere tour because he's in too much pain.

The movie star aggravated a ruptured disc in his back while making upcoming movie SYRIANA and has been laid up for a week as painkillers kick in to relieve the pain.

The actor was expected to join castmates Brad Pitt and Matt Damon in Rome, Italy, yesterday (09DEC04) after attending the film's Hollywood premiere on Wednesday (08DEC04).

But Clooney failed to make it onto producer Jerry Weintraub's midnight Ocean's Twelve jet because he was in agony.

10/12/2004 02:44