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!