James May Hurt in Syria

The Top Gear team was, as some of you already know, caught up these past few weeks shooting their very special... Christmas special show in countries where usually “shoot” has an entirely different meaning.

Their trip, which followed the path of the Kings from the East, who traveled to see Jesus some 2,000+ years ago, was surprisingly quiet for the three presenters. Quiet as in lacking any serious threat to their health and physical integrity, that is.

Surprisingly quiet, however, does not mean without incident. James May found this out the hard way, after suffering a small, but painful accident while the team was doing its thing somewhere in Syria.

Now, we all know that accidents on the Top Gear show don't necessarily take place in a car. This too became a fact for James May the hard way. The presenter was, according the The Telegraph, helping pull Clarkson's car out of the ditch it end up in for some reason, when he slipped and hit his head on a Syrian rock.

The Syrian rock proved to be much tougher than May's head, leaving him with a severe concussion, a trip to the hospital, a brain scan, an IV drip and, in the end, more than a fair share of stitches.

“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,” May described the incident according to the source.

Since the Top Gear team likes to recall painful moments in their lives, the entire incident can be watched on December 26, when BBC airs the Top Gear Christmas special.
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