14/08/2017 12:37 BST

Jeremy Clarkson Opens Up About Severity Of Recent Hospital Stay

He's still in recovery following his pneumonia diagnosis.

Jeremy Clarkson has opened up about his recent health scare, admitting doctors warned him that he “would die” if he were to return to work.

Earlier this month, the divisive TV personality was admitted to hospital during a family holiday in Spain, where it was discovered he was suffering from pneumonia.

Opening up about his experiences in his latest column in the Sunday Times, Jeremy wrote: “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.”

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He was then told he’d have to stay at the facility for at least a week, and after claiming this would be “impossible” was told by one doctor: “If you don’t do as I say you will die.

Still recovering now, Jeremy then complained: “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.”

Jeremy’s ‘The Grand Tour’ co-presenters weren’t exactly full of sympathy when the news of his illness first broke, while his illness came shortly after Richard Hammond was airlifted to hospital, following an injury on set.

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