Richard Hammond suffers motorbike accident while filming The Grand Tour

The former Top Gear presenter reveals he was hurt following a motorbike accident while filming in east Africa.

Former Top Gear presenter and dad of two, Richard Hammond has revealed he was hurt after falling off a motorbike while filming for The Grand Tour.

The presenter, also known as The Hamster, was in a remote part of Mozambique in east Africa shooting the Amazon Prime show when he had the accident.

Richard’s co-star Jeremy Clarkson told The Sun newspaper: “He really did hurt himself quite badly.”

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The Grand Tour’s James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond (Amazon Prime/PA)

But asked if fellow host Richard went to hospital, Jeremy joked: “We don’t do hospitals.”

It comes 11 years after Richard suffered life-threatening head injuries following a high-speed car crash as he filmed for BBC’s Top Gear in 2006.

The adrenaline-junkie was in a coma for a fortnight following the 288mph accident when a right tyre blew as he tried to set a land speed record at RAF Elvington near York.

He was airlifted to hospital in Leeds and the dad-of-two later revealed he suffered depression, paranoia and memory loss due to brain damage but went on to make a full recovery.

Following his most recent fall, Richard Hammond today assured fans he is “fine” and admitted he had fallen off a motorbike “many times” while filming for The Grand Tour.

In a post entitled “Yes, I fell off but yes, I’m fine. Sorry”, shared on motoring social media platform DriveTribe, Richard confirmed the reports of his latest accident.

Richard Hammond

He wrote: “Thanks for enquiries re my slight shunt whilst filming for GT.

“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).”

Earlier today he tweeted, “I’ve checked and i’m not dead.”

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