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Thursday 14th December 2017

Richard Hammond "knocked unconscious" while filming Grand Tour

The incident comes after the star's near-death experience in 288mph car collision 11 years ago

The Grand Tour star Richard Hammond was involved in a terrifying motorbike accident whilst filming for the TV series.

During their trip to a remote part of Africa the car enthusiast fell off the bike and hit his head.

It's reported that the TV star fell unconscious and was miles from medical help.

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Despite being "badly injured" Hammond has revealed he is "fine" after fans were worried for the star.

Writing on Drivetribe, a social media platform founded by Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson, Richard said: "Thanks for enquiries re my slight shunt whilst filming for GT.

He really did hurt himself quite badly.

"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."

Co-star Jeremy, who was at the scene, said: "He really did hurt himself quite badly."

But when asked whether Hammond was going to hospital, the 56-year-old said: "We don’t do hospitals."

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

"If his injuries had been serious it wouldn’t have been easy to get medical attention."

The horror crash comes after Richard almost died in a high speed collision in 2006 during filming for Top Gear.

The dad-of-two was in a coma for two weeks and suffered brain damage after crashing the car that can reach up to 300mph.

But after a year off screen the presenter managed to recover from his injuries.

It is believed the recent motorbike crash will feature on Amazon Prime's Grand Tour later this year.

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