Hammond reassures concerned fans after motorcycle crash

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Richard Hammond  arriving at# Wear The Rose Live held at the O2, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 9, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Richard Hammond has assured fans that he is relatively unharmed after a serious motorcycle accident in Mozambique.

The presenter was in the African nation filming a feature for the next series of The Grand Tour, and claims that more details of how the incident happened will surface when the show is aired.

However, Hammond did announce that he had suffered a head injury and a lot of bruising, but that the damage was not serious.

He said: "As for injuries; well put it this way, I don't think I can get a book out of it."

Several concerned fans commented on the post, with one user, Jesse King, saying: "I'm am so glad you are ok. Once you stop using your head as a kickstand I think you will be fine."

Another user, Dan Purdy, commented: "Really glad to hear you're not seriously hurt. Try to stay on the bike from now on, yeah?"

Hammond, along with his co-presenters, Jeremy Clarkson and James May, left the BBC's Top Gear in 2015 after a "fracas" in a North Yorkshire hotel saw the show cancelled and Clarkson's contract allowed to expire.

The trio then moved to Amazon Prime, where they achieved record audiences with The Grand Tour – a show that is based in various locations around the world.

There is no official word on exactly when the second series of The Grand Tour will air, but Digital Spy claims Amazon has confirmed it will arrive later in 2017.