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Richard Hammond Reassures Fans After Crash Left Him Unconscious

Claire Reid

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Richard Hammond Reassures Fans After Crash Left Him Unconscious

Richard Hammond has reassured fans he's OK after he was involved in an accident while filming in Mozambique.

He was shooting for the second series of The Grand Tour when he came off his bike and knocked himself out.

After his horror crash in 2006, fans were, understandably, concerned for the Hamster. However, for those of you who were worried, he has taken to his website, Drivetribe, to let everyone know he's doing alright.

In a post titled 'I've checked and I'm not dead', he wrote: "It's true, I did fall off a motorbike whilst filming recently for The Grand Tour in Mozambique. I banged my head, yes, along with pretty much everything else apart from my left thumb, which remains un-bruised.


"Can't tell you more yet about the how and why of it; that's all for later in the year on the show. As for injuries; well put it this way, I don't think I can get a book out of it."

A source on set told the Sun: "Richard was travelling quite fast when he came off. It caused instant horror on set.

"There was a lot of concern. If his injuries had been serious it wouldn't have been easy to get medical attention.


"It's very remote there and facilities are basic.

"The LADs are known for having a laugh on set but Richard's previous accident is fresh in their minds. They were all shaken by the latest incident.

"But now they know Richard is fine they are back to jokes and banter."

Jeremy Clarkson said: "He really did hurt himself quite badly." But then added that the team 'didn't do hospitals'.


Back in 2006, Richard was almost killed while travelling at 288mph. A tyre blow out led to him losing control of a jet-fuelled car, leaving him in a coma for two weeks. Speaking about the crash, he said that he had since suffered depression, memory loss and paranoia.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Top Gear

Topics: richard hammond, The Grand Tour

Claire Reid
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