Richard Hammond on Michael Schumacher’s brain injury: ‘Coma is a very strange state’ | Health care solutions plus

Top Gear host Richard Hammond has shared his own experience of recovering from a head injury and how he can relate to Michael Schumacher, who is in a coma after striking his head in a skiing accident.The television presenter suffered severe head injuries and was put in an induced coma after a car crash while filming for the series in 2006.“Coma is a very strange state. I was only in an induced coma for a few days, but it was very, very deep,” he told a BBC radio station.Richard Hammond says recovering from a brain injury was ‘tremendously difficult’.Richard Hammond says recovering from a brain injury was ‘tremendously difficult’. Photo: Mike Slee“Coming out of a coma with a head injury, and I must be careful not to generalise here because it’s different in every single case, but … it was a long time before I could accept that’s what had happened. As far as I was concerned I was having a nice lie-down in a bed. Nothing was broken, there was no visible wounds, but everything was a bit odd and I couldn’t cope.”“Coming out of a coma with a head injury … it’s a tremendously difficult thing to accept and get on with – all of which lies ahead for Michael,” he said.“It’s a very personal recovery … there are significant things in all of our lives and eventually, if a person is lucky, then a head injury can be filed away amongst them.”

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