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Jeremy Clarkson, 60, announces he battled COVID-19 over Christmas


I'm not going to lie, it was pretty scary ”: Jeremy Clarkson, 60, reveals he fought the coronavirus over Christmas and says he has“ absolutely no idea ”if he is better now

  • The presenter has announced that he was feeling uncomfortable four days before Christmas.
  • Clarkson then googled his symptoms and was eventually tested for coronavirus
  • He recalled, “The doctor was very clear. I would feel under the weather for between five and 14 days and then either I would be better or I would have to go to the hospital. "
  • Clarkson admitted that he felt "scared" and was prepared for the "Grim Reaper to stick his head in the door".
  • Clarkson had to isolate himself in the cabin he lives in with his girlfriend Lisa and their children – but wasn't sure how much contact he could have with them
  • The TV star was concerned about his age, unhealthy lifestyle, and the fact that he had pneumonia twice in his life
  • He said, "I don't even know if I'm any better now. Seriously, I have absolutely no idea & # 39;

Jeremy Clarkson has revealed that he battled COVID-19 over Christmas and thought he was going to die from it.

The 60-year-old presenter told the world about his ordeal in his latest article for The Times, revealing that he was feeling uncomfortable four days before Christmas. He googled his symptoms and was eventually tested for coronavirus.

"The doctor was very clear," Clarkson recalls in his column. "I would feel under the weather for between five and a fortnight and then either I would be better or I would have to go to the hospital."

& # 39; It was scary! & # 39; Jeremy Clarkson has revealed that he battled COVID-19 over Christmas and thought he was going to die from it

"Where, because I'm 60 years old and fat, and because I smoked half a million cigarettes and had double pneumonia, I would probably die alone in a lonely plastic tent."

Clarkson said he woke up drenched in sweat, suffered a persistent dry cough and became isolated.

After turning down questions from friends about who could have given him the virus ("possibly someone who decided to put a little bat on his pork chop"), Clarkson stated that he was familiar with the new Don Winslow book and ins Bett put a bag of kale "and waited for the Grim Reaper to stick his head in the door".

"I'm not going to lie – it was pretty scary!" he added.

Masked Men: Jeremy is pictured with his The Grand Tour co-star Richard Hammond (R) and producer Andy Wilman (C) on their way to a location in October

Masked Men: Jeremy is pictured with his The Grand Tour co-star Richard Hammond (R) and producer Andy Wilman (C) on their way to a location in October

Tested: Clarkson posted an excerpt from a COVID-19 test on Instagram two weeks ago

Tested: Clarkson posted an excerpt from a COVID-19 test on Instagram two weeks ago

The host of the Grand Tour further explained that he was isolated in a small house with his girlfriend Lisa Hogan, 46, and their children and felt unclear with whom he was allowed to have contact.

He continued, “With every illness I've had, there has always been a feeling that medicine and time will eventually lead to salvation, but with COVID-19 you have to lie there alone knowing that medicine is not on the way and this time is your worst enemy. & # 39;

Jeremy's children – Emily, Katya and Finlo from his marriage to second wife Frances Cain – visited him for 40 minutes on Christmas Day and shared him a glass of champagne in the garden (according to Tier 2 rules).

Play it safe: Jeremy can be seen filming the Grand Tour in September 2020, taking COVID-19 precautions by social distancing and wearing a face mask

Play it safe: Jeremy can be seen filming the Grand Tour in September 2020, taking COVID-19 precautions by social distancing and wearing a face mask

Recalling that no one knew how safe this actually was, he added in the article, "We are kept told that we know a lot about COVID, but what I've learned over the past 10 days is: We do it not."

"We don't know how long we're contagious. We don't know how to go about it. We don't know what it's doing to us. We don't know how long the antibodies last. We don't know how easy it is catching it twice, and we certainly don't know if any of the vaccines will work long-term.

"I don't even know if I'm better now. Seriously, I have absolutely no idea."

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