English Broadcaster cum journalist Jeremy Clarkson struck down with pneumonia-Know the complete narrative about this former ‘Top Gear’ show host here!
Jeremy Clarkson diagnosed with pneumonia
Amazon original series on British TV ‘Grand Tour’ host Jeremy Clarkson took ill during a family vacation in Spain. After the completion of his shoot with Richard Hammond and James May, Jeremy went on a trip with his family. He became sick and had to be admitted to a hospital in Majorca. A spokesperson for the Grand Tour gave an official statement:
“Jeremy Clarkson was admitted to hospital on Friday morning during a family holiday in Spain and is being treated for pneumonia.”
Jeremy Clarkson was admitted on 4th August 2017. He posted a photo on his Instagram of his right arm which has an intravenous cannula inserted into it and also had the hospital tag displaying. He captioned it as:
“Not the sort of bangles I usually choose on holiday.”
Jeremy Clarkson also tweeted a message to his friend Jemima Goldsmith stating that ‘he is currently in a wheelchair, connected up to tubes, in a hospital’. Jeremy also added that he would be out of action for some time. He was a bit annoyed to be tied down with his illness since he had not taken even one day off work since he commenced job in 1978.
Jeremy Clarkson thanks his fans
On 6th August 2017, Jeremy Clarkson thanked his fans with a message on ‘Drive Tribe’. He wrote:
“Thanks for all the good wishes.”
An insider told ‘The Sun’:
“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.”
The source also said:
“Inevitably people close to him are saying it’s time to think about the way he looks after himself – cutting back on the booze and fags – but he’s never been one to take that sort of guidance on board.”
What is pneumonia?
Pneumonia is swelling or inflammation of the tissues in the lung/s. They could be caused by bacteria, virus, fungal or such organisms. It usually is preceded by a cold. Young children, infants, elderly people, immunodeficient individuals are particularly susceptible to acquire this lung infection. It is common during the autumn and winter months. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are necessary to avert a fatal outcome.
Antibiotics, antifungal therapy and intravenous alimentation form the mainstay of management of this illness. Hospitalization may be required in the initial phase and the illness may take few weeks to resolve completely. In the case of Jeremy, his alcohol drinking habit and smoking might have contributed to his weakened immunity and hence enhanced susceptibility to pneumonia.
Jeremy Clarkson’s previous health scares
In 2015, Jeremy Clarkson had developed a lump on his tongue. The examining doctor had told him that he might have cancer. He was told to get the requisite tests done immediately but Jeremy Clarkson could not comply with the medical advice. Talking about it, Jeremy Clarkson had said:
“We were in the middle of a Top Gear series. And Top Gear always came first.”
He wrote in his column about this warning. He said:
“That was the most stressful day I have ever had in 27 years at the BBC. It was beyond-belief stressful, everything was going wrong, and then you know… there you go. But everyone has stressful days, and they manage to cope better than I had.”
The stress took its toll on Jeremy Clarkson’s mind and it led to Jeremy assaulting the BBC producer of the show. It was an unprovoked verbal and physical attack on the producer, Oisin Tymon, 36. Oisin was so badly injured that he required hospitalization. The incident took place at Hawes, North Yorkshire. However, after this fracas, Jeremy Clarkson was sacked from the show ‘Top Gear’.