Richard Hammond On Wife’s Reaction To Near-Death Top Gear Crash: “She Roared And Screamed At Me”
The Grand Tour host, Richard Hammond, has spoken about the seconds before his almost death when he had the horrendous crash in 2006.
Hammond was filming for Top Gear back in 2006 when he crashed a jet-powered car which left him in a coma with a frontal lobe brain injury. Hammond spoke about the ordeal and what helped him mentally to regain consciousness on a YouTube video for the What Next channel.
“A long time ago, I was in a coma with a brain injury as a result of a particularity flamboyant crash. In hospital, intensive care, things apparently not looking very good but I didn’t know, there was a lot of morphine flowing around my system.
Hammond went on to explain what had been happening for his wife, Mindy:
As this was happening, the doctors had just told Mindy that there was nothing else they could do as he was on full life support and breathing apparatus. Mindy asked if she could yell at Hammond, which she did. Hammond continued explaining:
“And I’ve taken huge solace from that ever since, because that was my last thought – certainly at the time. And my last thought took me somewhere I love and somewhere I’m happy.”
The emotional video ended with Hammond explaining that he believes his mind will return to the same place when his time comes, and he finds peace in that.