‘Grand Tour’ Mainstay Has Pneumonia

Aug 7, 2017  •  Post A Comment

A former “Top Gear” host and current mainstay of “The Grand Tour” says he will be “out of action for quite some time” after coming down with pneumonia.

The U.K. publication The Daily Mail reports that Jeremy Clarkson was rushed to the hospital while on vacation in Majorca. He later talked about the incident on social media, including posting a photo of his arm covered in hospital wristbands and with a drip attached.

Clarkson sent out a message to fans, writing: “Thanks for all the good wishes. And to keep you up to date, I’ll be out of action for quite some time apparently. It’s really really annoying because I’ve never had one day off work since I started in 1978.”

Clarkson co-hosts Amazon Prime’s “The Grand Tour” with Richard Hammond and James May. The same trio hosted the BBC global sensation “Top Gear” until exiting the show in 2015 after Clarkson got in trouble with producers over a series of incidents culminating in his allegedly punching a producer. Clarkson was dropped from the show and his two longtime co-hosts apparently bowed out in a show of support.

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