Richard Hammond 'injured in motorbike crash' while filming in Mozambique

Sophie Jamieson
Richard Hammond was said to have suffered injuries - Julian Andrews 

Richard Hammond has assured fans he is "fine" after falling off a motorbike "many times" while filming for The Grand Tour.

The TV presenter was in a remote part of Mozambique in east Africa shooting the Amazon Prime programme when the accident occurred, according to The Sun.

Richard Hammond now presents The Grand Tour with James May and Jeremy Clarkson Credit: PA / Amazon Prime Video 

In a post, entitled 'Yes, I fell off but yes, I'm fine. Sorry', shared on motoring social media platform DriveTribe, Hammond confirmed the reports.

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)."

The other presenters were said to have been shaken by the incident Credit: Paul Grover for the Telegraph

Hammond's co-star Jeremy Clarkson had told the newspaper: "He really did hurt himself quite badly."

But asked if fellow host Hammond went to hospital, Clarkson joked: "We don't do hospitals."

Richard Hammond was severely injured in a crash in 2006 Credit: Barry Batchelor /PA

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

The presenter was in a coma for two weeks following the 288mph accident, but made a full recovery.

 

The Telegraph has approached Amazon for comment. 

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