Gerard Butler is searching for "something more" after a tough few months.

Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler

The 'Olympus Has Fallen' star has been through a break up - after splitting from longtime love Morgan Brown - during the coronavirus pandemic, and he admits it has made him reevaluate his life.

Speaking to the Courier Mail newspaper, he said: "I went through a break-up during corona so I lost a loved one in a different way, and that's been very hard, much harder than I thought. I had a surgery that went wrong, which then became seven surgeries. I had a motorcycle accident that almost killed me and I suddenly thought, 'There has to be something more.' There comes a point where you go, 'Is that it? Is there something more that's part of my journey?'

"The things I've been through, not as an actor but as a person, make me think about a different kind of impact I could leave behind. So it's started me on a full-blown quest, which I'm in the middle of right now."

Gerard also had a motorcycle accident in 2018, and had previously revealed how it made him appreciate how "precious" his life is.

He said at the time: "It made me really appreciate how precious life is because I could have landed any number of ways that would have taken me out ... I was going along the road doing my thing and this lady decided to go from parked on the other side of the road to an illegal U-Turn and went right in front of me. I smacked the car, went flying through the air and did a somersault and landed and it hurt a bit. A lot of them watched that happen and they're like, 'That was you?!' So I'm sitting down and my feet are killing me and my shoes are ripped and [one guy asks], 'So, how's it all goin'?' And I [tried to say], 'Well I'm supposed to be doing an action movie in about three weeks.'"

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