i'm a bit of a lurker in these parts, but this one will bring me out!
heard about the news this morning and have been reading as many reports as i can find. Hamster, so sorry to hear about it mate. Hope you make a speedy recovery and are back to your funny self soon!
as a side note, it's making news even in Oz... went to a paper "The Age" and it is the second most read story. on the Sydney Morning Herald it has a large picture.... it's funny how many top gear fans there are out there!