The former Top Gear host, Jeremy Clarkson has been rushed to hospital while he was on holiday with family. Clarkson was later diagnosed with severe pneumonia. The 57-year-old was on holiday in Majorca where he was struck down by the dangerous infection during the Mediterranean trip and is still recovering in hospital.
Clarkson posted an image of his arm on Instagram in which a drip is attached and covered in hospital identity tags. Accompanying the image was text saying: 'Not the sort of bangles I usually choose on holiday.' The message, which was addressed to his friend Jemima Goldsmith on Twitter, said he was currently 'in a wheelchair, connected up to tubes, in a hospital'.
This comes after the break that he had with his family after shooting his Amazon Prime show with co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May, when he fell ill. He had planned to return to work after his holiday. One of the close insiders revealed that: 'He's told friends not to expect to hear too much from him over the next few weeks which is very unlike him, and obviously his family are concerned,' according to The Sun.
There are concerns amongst close friends that Clarkson ought to think about the way he looks after himself by cutting back on the booze and fags. However, he's never been one to take that sort of guidance on board. This is not the first time he’s had a health issue, back in 2015, two days before assaulting a BBC producer, he was told by a doctor that he might have cancer.
Addressing tha incident that resulted in his sacking from the Top Gear show, Clarkson said being given the warning was one of the most stressful experiences of his life. Explaining his perspective on the attack, he said: ‘Two days before the “fracas”, I had been told, sternly, by my doctor that the lump on my tongue was probably cancer and that I must get it checked out immediately. But I couldn’t do that.
'We were in the middle of a Top Gear series. And Top Gear always came first.’
Clarkson said in The Sunday Times: ‘That was the most stressful day I have ever had in 27 years at the BBC.
‘It was beyond-belief stressful, everything was gong wrong, and then you know… there you go. But everyone has stressful days, and they manage to cope better than I had.’
Clarkson was sacked by the Corporation after an ‘unprovoked physical and verbal’ attack in Hawes, North Yorkshire that left his victim, Oisin Tymon, 36, in need of hospital treatment.
It’s funny how the presenter gave the car show all his soul after his divorce from wife Frances and the death of his mother Shirley, and overly worried about Top Gear only to get fired by the same corporation.