Yes, talking is good. According to the BBC, "Top Gear" presenter Richard "Jet Boy" Hammond had a brief chat today with co-presenter James May at the Leeds hospital where Hammond's sleeping off his recent fender bender. May says the conversation wasn't quite a lengthy discussion on the events of the day, but it was a conversation nonetheless.
"I'm not a doctor but I am his mate and I believe that deep inside the Hammond I know is perfectly intact," he said.
Stiff upper lip, and all that.
Update: Richard Hammond Making Progress [internal]