Richard Hammond got 'chills' as he got back into car that nearly killed him

Watch: Richard Hammond gets back into car almost killed him on Top Gear

Richard Hammond has revealed he felt “chills” getting back into the car which once left him fighting for his life in a coma.

The Grand Tour star spent two weeks in a coma after crashing the Vampire dragster while filming for Top Gear in 2006.

But clips of him getting back behind the wheel of the vehicle were recently shared on his DriveTribe website.

Read more: Jeremy Clarkson will not be stopping Grand Tour anytime soon

Hammond appeared on Good Morning Britain to talk about getting back behind the wheel of the car, confessing he didn't tell his wife he was doing it.

Presenter Susanna Reid asked if he had “chills”.

Richard Hammond in the Vampire. (DriveTribe screengrab)
Richard Hammond in the Vampire. (DriveTribe screengrab)
Richard Hammond sparks further backlash as he defends saying that only gay men eat ice cream
Richard Hammond got back behind the wheel of the Vampire dragster. (PA)

“I did a little bit,” he replied.

“I didn’t tell Mindy, my wife, I was going to do it. We snuck off and filmed it.”

Father-of-two Hammond suffered a head injury and there were reports that he had post-traumatic amnesia after the accident.

He previously indicated that he would not get in the car again.

The video of Hammond in the Vampire was shared on DriveTribe in January, and showed the star looking uncomfortable as he climbed inside.

Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond return for The Grand Tour Presents: Lochdown (Amazon Prime Video)
Richard Hammond had his accident in 2006. (Amazon Prime Video)

The 52-year-old told fans that he could not recall getting out of the car after the crash, which apparently happened when he was driving at more than 300 mph.

Read more: Jeremy Clarkson came close to losing his leg in farm accident

He said in a way it was as if he was still in the vehicle.