James May hurt while filming stunt for Top Gear

 
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For all their head-scratching stunts and irreverent attempts at humor, one would think that the hosts of Top Gear were as impervious to bad mojo as any three people we know.

Turns out, they’re human after all.

James May, one-third of the lovable triumvirate, was knocked unconscious while filming the show’s Christmas special in Syria. The accident occurred when May was helping out his co-host, Jeremy Clarkson pull out his car from a ditch. As bad luck would have it, May ended up falling into the ditch and hitting his head on a rock in the process.

According to the Daily Telegraph, the 47-year old May was rushed to a hospital where he was diagnosed with a severe concussion and given stitches for a nasty gash on his head. To his credit, May was still in a light mood after the entire ordeal, joking that he was only given a head scan because "the Syrians were just excited to be able to use their new scanner."

May’s episode isn’t the first time any of the three have been involved an accident. Back in 2006, co-host Richard Hammond suffered a more serious and dangerous accident when the dragster he was driving overturned at 300 mph. Hammond ended up in a coma and nearly lost his life in the process.

At the end of the day, we’re just glad to see James May still have his wits together, albeit a little scrambled in the process. Here’s to hoping for a full recovery, buddy!

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11 comments:


Top Gear is the best and its so special for me including the Stig and those 3. But being hurt in this kind of extreme show is inevitable so I think they just need to be more careful next time.

Posted on 03.9.2011

I’m hoping to get my license back in March. I have it good authority the transmitter will then be up to scratch - or I may spend my Christmas pennies on Freesat.

Posted on 01.26.2011

It was only the theory bit. The anti rejections are a bit strong and make you forgetful for a bit.So I’m sure you’ll be fine Esscross.

Posted on 01.26.2011

haha. That was so lol Omarion Steve!”the Syrians were just excited to be able to use their new scanner." haha. Funny!

Posted on 01.25.2011

haha. That was so lol Omarion Steve!”the Syrians were just excited to be able to use their new scanner." haha. Funny!

Posted on 01.25.2011

arvine69 (367)

yes that’s true but if he’s doing a stunt like that why in the world he’s not wearing a helmet?.

Posted on 01.2.2011

well I totally agree with you bro, may will do everything even hurting himself just to entertain other.

Posted on 01.2.2011

hell no.. what happened to may? dang he should wear a helmet instead. oh well s happens sometimes.

Posted on 12.28.2010

so sad. I have watched the Top Gear’s Christmas Special and based to what i saw most of the time they were driving a long the side of the rocky mountain.

Posted on 12.28.2010

another good year of top gear hope to see more of it next year, hopefully james may makes a quick recovery. keep making those great challanges boys

Posted on 12.27.2010

LOLS with this line "the Syrians were just excited to be able to use their new scanner." so this is the first time they used a head scanner? hahaha

Posted on 12.27.2010

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