The Grand Tour presenter has confirmed that he’s OK after being reportedly hurt during a motorbike crash in a remote part of Mozambique – he was knocked out in the crash whilst filming and miles from medical help. Thankfully, the latest news from Hammond himself is that he’s OK after his fall. Putting out a message on social media, the not-tall telly star said: “I can confirm that yes, I fell off a. bike, many times, in fact and yes, I banged my head and everything else. But life goes on (sic).”
He added: “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.”
Reported in The Sun, the telly star (above, right) hit his head when he fell from a motorcycle whilst filming in Africa.
It’s the second time that Hammond, 47, has been injured in a crash during filming. Hammond crashed whilst driving a jet-powered dragster at 288mph for Top Gear 11 years ago.
According to Grand Tour co-star Jeremy Clarkson: “He really did hurt himself quite badly.”
The accident happened miles from medical help in this latest fall. It’s not known if he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
In its report, The Sun quotes a show source saying: “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 source added: “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.”