Just proof that the Grand Tour trio is still hard at work, there’s news that Richard Hammond just injured himself during filming for the second season of the Amazon Prime exclusive show. It was reported by the BBC that:
Hammond had been in Mozambique shooting the Amazon Prime show when he had the accident.
His co-star Jeremy Clarkson told The Sun newspaper that Hammond “hurt himself quite badly”.
Hammond thanked fans on Monday for their concern and said there was no lasting damage.
Richard Hammond was seen on Drivetribe riding a motorcycle. And from what we have seen, he was pretty awful at it as he’s a relatively short man and at the time was riding what looked to be the world’s tallest bike. This time he has went on to Drivetribe and reassured his fans that he was ok:
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.
This isn’t the first time Richard Hammond has injured himself. Back in September of 2006 he was involved in a high speed crash on the set of Top Gear. He was riding a jet-powered dragster when its front right tire failed, sending him into a massive crash. The aftermath included him being airlifted to the hospital and “reduced to a child like state of mind” according to reports. Hammond then recovered over the next few months and Top Gear made a “big fuss” when he returned. Ten years later he reflected back on this event and thanked the people who rescued him.
We at Shifting Lanes are glad this latest injury seemed to be minor, relatively speaking. On another uplifting note, we can at least say for certainty that The Grand Tour will feature an episode in Mozambique and that it will involve perhaps off-road motorcycling. Looking forward to seeing these guys adventure on air when it returns on Amazon Prime.