Fans of Richard Hammond have been assured the Grand Tour presenter is in good health following reports of a car crash.
On Saturday media reported that the star, who suffered serious injuries and was left in a coma following an earlier crash in 2006, had been airlifted to Switzerland having suffered a new mishap while filming the Amazon series.
In response to these reports, The Grand Tour’s producers issued the following statement:
“Richard Hammond was involved in a serious crash after completing the Hemburg Hill Climb in Switzerland in a Rimac Concept One, an electric super car built in Croatia, during filming for The Grand Tour Season 2 on Amazon Prime, but very fortunately suffered no serious injury.
“Richard was conscious and talking, and climbed out of the car himself before the vehicle burst into flames.
“He was flown by Air Ambulance to hospital in St Gallen to be checked over revealing a fracture to his knee.
“Nobody else was in the car or involved in the accident, and we’d like to thank the paramedics on site for their swift response.
“The cause of the crash is unknown and is being investigated.”