Friday 24 November 2017

Fears for Jeremy Clarkson's health as presenter rushed to hospital with pneumonia

Jeremy Clarkson (Isabel Infantes/PA)
Jeremy Clarkson (Isabel Infantes/PA)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has been rushed to hospital while on holiday with his family.

It is understood that the outspoken TV presenter fell ill with pneumonia and was rushed to hospital while taking a break in Majorca, Spain.

Credit: Jeremy Clarkson/Instagram
Credit: Jeremy Clarkson/Instagram

Clarkson was on a break with his family after shooting the Amazon Prime show with co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May, when he fell ill.

A spokesperson for The Grand Tour said: “Jeremy Clarkson was admitted to hospital on Friday morning during a family holiday in Spain and is being treated for pneumonia.”

On Saturday, Clarkson posted a picture of his arm with a drip attached on Instagram, remarking in his usual wry tone:

"Not the sort of bangles I usually choose on holiday".

On July 31, the motoring columnist for The Sun told readers on Twitter that he was on holidays for a couple of weeks.

Last Friday, in an exchange with journalist Jemima Khan on the social media platform, Clarkson said he was in hospital in a wheelchair "connected up with tubes".

Clarkson was dropped from Top Gear in 2015 over what the BBC called an “unprovoked physical attack” on Oisin Tymon.

He went on to reveal that he thought he probably had cancer at the time he hit the Top Gear producer, but later got the all-clear.

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