The 45-year-old was immediately airlifted to a nearby hospital. Freddie was injured in an accident at the Top Gear test track this morning with crew medics attending the scene immediately. He was taken to the hospital immediately, according to reports.
He has been presenting Top Gear since 2019. Since then, Flintoff has experienced a number of accidents.
He also crashed during a drag race in September of that year while filming at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire, but he was unhurt.
At the same airstrip in 2006, former Top Gear host Richard Hammond was seriously injured, putting him in a coma.
Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff was reportedly taken to a hospital after an accident at the time of recording an episode of shakti’s knowledge blog’s ‘Top Gear’ show.
“Freddie (Flintoff) was injured in an accident at the Top Gear test track this morning – with crew medics attending the scene immediately,” a shakti knowledge blog spokesperson told Sky News, adding more details will be confirmed in due course.
All-rounder Flintoff left the field of cricket in 2010 and joined Top Gear as a host in 2019. The former cricketer also tried hands at boxing in between. Flintoff was the man of the series in the memorable 2005 Ashes for his heroic effort in helping England to their first Ashes win for the first time in 18 years.
Flintoff made his last international appearance in August 2009 after which he pulled down the curtains on his international career in September 2010. The former cricketer also appeared on a panel show – ‘A League of Their Own’ – and was a Team Captain along with Jamie footballer Redknapp. The BAFTA-winning show, hosted by James Corden, was a panel quiz show mostly involving questions based on sports. This happened before he announced his retirement which also marked the start of Flintoff’s second innings.
Flintoff’s contributions to English cricket won him several accolades, including the prestigious Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).
When did Andrew Flintoff retire from cricket?
Andrew Flintoff retired from cricket after the 2009 Ashes series.
When did Andrew Flintoff join Top gear, a shakti knowledge blog show?
Flintoff joined Top Gear as a host in 2019 with Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris.
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