5 Seconds of Summer star Michael Clifford is putting some of his free time to good use by learning to drive. Australian star Michael just received his California learners permit and took to the road in Los Angeles yesterday for the first time. It didn't end well. According to Unreality TV, Clifford is keen to gain his licence before he returns to Australia, but sadly for Michael, and other road users, things are not going so well.
Michael went out with his instructor for his first lesson yesterday and managed to hit someone else with his car. Clifford seemed to find it all highly amusing, as he took to social media to tell his 5.5 million Twitter followers that he "already hit someone." Worryingly, Clifford posted a tweet soon after getting his licence saying "Gets licence, instantly watches Fast And Furious 7."
Movie News Guide reports that Clifford then spent some of the day retweeting a host of messages posted by fans who were making fun of Michael's apparent lack of driving skills.As Clifford was happy to make light of the situation, it is probably safe to assume that no one was hurt in the accident. Shortly after Clifford had shared the news of his mishap, fans began to send a series of amusing messages to him on social media. One fan posted a video clip showing a child driving a toy car running into another and captioned the message "Michael Clifford driving today." Clifford and his bandmates Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin, and Luke Hemmings are currently having some well-earned downtime. Their "Rock Out With Your Socks Out" tour has just ended, and Michael and his mates spent almost six months on tour and have won rave reviews for their performances. They now have a few weeks off before their sophomore album, Sounds Good, Feels Good, is released on October 23.
Once the new album hits the shelves, Clifford and the rest of 5 Seconds of Summer will be engaged on a round of promotional events. Whilst no dates have been announced, Clifford has already indicated that he and the rest of the band will be out on tour again next year in support of the new album.
After his having an accident during his first time on the road, it is probably fair to say that Michael is a much better guitarist than he is a driver.
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