Top Gear’s Freddie Flintoff Hospitalized After Accident While Filming BBC Show

Top Gear host Freddie Flintoff was taken to a medical center for "treatment" following injuries sustained while filming the BBC show.

By Angie Orellana Hernandez Dec 14, 2022 1:59 AMTags
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Freddie Flintoff is seeking medical attention following an onset incident.

The Top Gear host was hospitalized this week after being hurt in an "accident" at the show's test track in England's Dunsfold Park Aerodrome, a spokesperson for the BBC told E! News in a statement Dec. 13. Top Gear, a BBC program, consists of hosts driving cars through challenges and stunts to test the vehicle's abilities.

Crew medics attended Flintoff on the scene immediately, per the spokesperson, who added, "He has been taken to hospital for further treatment and we will confirm more details in due course."

It appears Flintoff's accident did not occur at high speed, according to BBC News, which reported that his injuries are not projected to be fatal.

Flintoff, a former cricket player for England, suffered a previous accident in September 2019 while filming the show, per the outlet. At the time, Flintoff was filming a drag race while driving a three-wheeled motorized vehicle. He ran the vehicle off the highway, though he was able to come away from the incident unharmed.

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The 2019 incident occurred in the same year the 45-year-old joined Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris as a host of Top Gear.

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Earlier this year, Flintoff shared what encourages him to put on the best stunts on television.

"I have never really had a job, but I've always managed to do things I enjoy, and Top Gear is another one of those," Flintoff told Memorable TV in June. "We are all motivated to make the best show we can and push boundaries. We also have incredible life experiences. We get to travel to all these amazing places and do all these amazing things. It's such a buzz."

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