The Grand Tour host Jeremy Clarkson catches pneumonia in Majorca, Spain

Article by Christian A., on August 9, 2017

Two months ago, we heard about the accident Richard Hammond got into while taping for a segment for the Grand Tour TV series. This accident forced the Hamster to spend some time off from the show, while James May co-hosts with Jeremy Clarkson.

A couple of days ago, we heard another bad news, but it involves Jeremy Clarkson this time. The 57-year-old TV personality and host had been admitted to a hospital located in Majorca, Spain, during a family vacation. He was diagnosed with a serious case of pneumonia.

We learned about this as Clarkson posted a photo on Instagram of his arm hooked up to an IV. He even makes a joke about it saying that the IV is not his usual accessory when on holiday. According to BBC, he also messaged his friend Jemima Goldsmith on Twitter saying that he is connected to tubes and is seated on a wheelchair in the hospital. Following that tweet was a post on his Drivetribe account as he thanks those who sent him well wishes.

Furthermore, the personality announced that he is really annoyed at the fact that he will be out for quite some time. This is because he has never ever gotten a day off since he started working in 1978.

In the span of two months, this is the second time a host of the Grand Tour got confined, and let us hope this is the last one too. It was back in June 10 when Richard Hammond got into his accident. It occurred when he took the Rimac Concept One out for a drive, and lost control of the car and flipped down the hill. The Croatian car hypercar costs £2 million, but it is better to lose a car than any person’s life. Hammond was very lucky to have rolled out of the car before it burst into flames, though he went to the hospital with a fractured knee. When Jeremy Clarkson saw his co-host in the accident, he said that his legs “turned to jelly”.

Since both hosts are still incapable of running the show, Clarkson posted a photo on Instagram of James May, the only functioning member of the Grand Tour with a caption “God help us”. But according to sources, the Grand Tour will continue filming this week. The show promises that the second season will be as exciting as the previous season, as seen on the trailer. Season 2 will have the same number of supercars and craziness. Some of the cars they will be featuring are the Mercedes-AMG GT R, a McLaren 720S, and an Ariel Nomad.


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