Jeremy Clarkson Reveals Cancer Scare Two Days Before 'Fracas' That Led To Him Losing His 'Top Gear' Job

Jeremy Clarkson has revealed that the altercation that led to him being sacked from his presenting job on ‘Top Gear’ came just two days after being warned by a doctor he may have cancer.


The controversial TV personality was warned by a doctor that a lump on his tongue “was probably cancer”, but refused to have any kind of immediate treatment because he was too busy on the show.

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The “fracas” refers to is the on-set incident he had with one of the show’s producers, Oisin Tymon, which an investigation later discovered involved verbal abuse as well as a 30-second physical attack.

“It was beyond-belief stressful, everything was going wrong. But everybody has stressful days, and they manage to cope better than I did.”

Jeremy has since been given the all-clear by doctors, and is now adamant that he will return to presenting in some form.

"I have lost my baby but I shall recreate another. I don’t know who the other parent will be or what the baby will be like, but I cannot sit around any more organising my photo albums.”

Last week, it was reported that Jeremy would be making his return to the BBC just weeks after his most recent scandal to guest host an episode of ‘Have I Got News For You’, though it was later confirmed that he had pulled out of the presenting job.

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