Poor James May. Not only is he the butt of most of the jokes on Top Gear UK, but he recently took one hell of a digger and apparently whacked his head something fierce. May was filming an episode of Top Gear in Syria of all places, when the accident occurred. According to UK publication The SUN, May was helping to pull Jeremy Clarkson’s car out of a ditch when he slipped and hit his noodle on a rock. Apparently it was one of those really hard rocks too because May had to be brought to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a concussion and received some stitches to close the wound.
This particular episode, entitled “Three Wise Men”, was being filmed as their holiday special show. In regards to the accident itself, May stated,
“I stood in the line of where the tow rope went taut. I told the driver to move off and became part of a giant catapult.”
Thankfully everything turned out to be ok and May was able to walk away from the accident. Seriously, how bad would it have sucked if Captain Slow would have bit the bullet so close to the holidays. I mean it would’ve totally ruined Christmas…