Hamster Working To Cope With Post-Accident Emotional Issues, Memory LossMatt Hardigree2/25/08 10:40amFiled to: Top GearCelebritieshamsterJet Crashthe hamsterRichard Hammond27EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkFor those who don't remember, the much loved Hamster, a.k.a. Richard Hammond, of Top Gear nearly didn't make it after crashing a jet-powered car at nearly 280 mph. And while the Hamster survived, the crash provided quite a shock to the system (Check out the Hamster crash footage). According to the Daily Mail, Hammond has been suffering with depression, memory loss and some diminished ability. He also admits he may have come back to Top Gear too soon given the effort required to rewire his brain to complete the tasks he used to do easily.