Jeremy Clarkson to be “out of action for quite some time” after pneumonia diagnosis

The Grand Tour host also joked that James May was the only fit member of the team: "God help us"

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Jeremy Clarkson has said that he’s going to be “out of action for quite some time” following his pneumonia diagnosis.

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The Grand Tour presenter, who said that it was the first time he’s had a day off work for nearly 40 years, was admitted to hospital on Friday while on holiday with his family in Mallorca.

Posting on DriveTribe.com, Clarkson wrote: “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.”

The presenter also joked on Instagram that James May was the only non-injured member of The Grand Tour team after co-presenter Richard Hammond said he thought he was going to die during a horror crash in Switzerland which left his vehicle upturned and in flames.

The only functioning member of the Grand Tour team right now. God help us.

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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.” 

The Grand Tour series two is yet to announce an air date, but has released a teaser trailer featuring Clarkson, Hammond and May.

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