Jeremy Clarkson reveals he almost DIED as he opens up about horrific battle with pneumonia

Jeremy Clarkson, 57 – who presents The Grand Tour alongside Richard Hammond and James May – fell ill earlier this month while on the Spanish island of Mallorca.

The former Top Gear host has now opened up about his time in hospital, with him saying that he had spent “three nights spasming in his bed” before a doctor sent him for tests.

He was then told he would have to be admitted “for at least a week”, which he called “impossible”.

Jeremy wrote in his Sunday Times column: “The doctor added: ‘If you don’t do as I say you will die’.”

The TV presenter described his boredom in the hospital as “so bad he even thought about killing himself,” writing: “I’m sure many of you will have found yourself in hospital, not having planned to be there.

“But for me it was a new experience. And a weird one. Because I was in a room with nothing on the walls except wallpaper, and most of that was coming off.”

Jeremy has now left hospital, but faces two months of recuperation.

He shared: “This is the problem with hospitals. People who stay in them become institutionalised and incapable of speaking about anything other than what nurse brought what drug at what time. Boredom turns them into bores.”

“And when they get out, as I have, and there is nothing to do for two whole months apart from get better, things are even worse, because all I can talk about is my illness,” the controversial star added.

Jeremy announced news of his illness last week, posting on Drive Tribe he would be “out of action for quite some time”.

He said: ”It’s really really annoying because I’ve never had one day off work since I started in 1978.”

The illness comes two months after his co-host Richard Hammond was airlifted to hospital when his car crashed while filming The Grand Tour. He took to his blog yesterday to tell fans that he’d got back behind the wheel for the first time, with him squealing with delight while driving in a short video clip.

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