Richard Hammond injured in minor motorcycle crash


Grand Tour presenter Richard Hammond has reportedly injured himself after falling off a motorbike while filming in Mozambique.

The crash is no doubt part of the shenanigans that normally goes on during the filming of Grand Tour, but Hammond has assured he is ok after posting on DriveTrive, the trio's new digital platform for motor enthusiasts: 

"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."

Jeremy Clarkson had told the Sun newspaper: “He really did hurt himself quite badly.” After the crash, Hammond reportedly was knocked unconscious. Clarkson, when asked if they went to the hospital, however, said: “We don’t do hospitals.”

The former Top Gear presenters are no strangers to injury. Hammond sustained life-threatening head injuries and brain damage 11 years ago in a 288mph crash as part of a stunt on BBC’s Top Gear. He was in a coma for a fortnight, but left hospital after five weeks and eventually made a full recovery.