Jeremy Clarkson, while controversial to some, has no doubt left a lasting imprint on the automotive world as a legendary journalist and presenter of the BBC’s “Top Gear” and Amazon’s “The Grand Tour.”
However, we almost lost him. Clarkson revealed he nearly died while he battled a serious case of pneumonia while vacationing in Spain. According to the presenter, he spent three days convulsing in bed before he sought medical attention on vacation. Doctors quickly determined he had been hit with a serious case of pneumonia.
“A healthy person’s CRP should be five,’ the doctor told Clarkson. ‘Yours is 337.’ Clarkson continues on in the column saying: ‘I had no idea at the time what a CRP was — it turns out to be something your body makes more of when you have an infection — but 337 sounded a lot,” Clarkson wrote in his column in The Sunday Times.
His illness is the second major setback the iconic trio of Brits have experienced—that is Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. Earlier this year, Hammond was involved in a serious crash in a Rimac Concept_One, which left him with a fractured knee.