Jeremy Clarkson has given a statement following the diagnosis [Getty]
The 57-year-old star was struck down with the illness during a two-week break in sun-soaked Spain as reported sources claimed the health scare was “serious”.
And now, Jeremy has revealed the full extent of his illness – confirming he will have to abandon filming any more projects in the near future.
“Thanks for all the good wishes,” he wrote on his site, Drive Tribe. “And to keep you up to date, I’ll be out of action for quite some time apparently.
Jeremy Clarkson has been admitted to hospital for severe pneumonia [Instagram/Jeremy Clarkson]
“It’s really really annoying because I’ve never had one day off work since I started in 1978.”
On Saturday, Jeremy also posted a photo of his arm with medical tubing coming from his arm and hospital bands that left fans worrying for the Grand Tour presenter.
According to The Sun, a source explained: “Jeremy has never been too concerned with clean living but this has knocked him for six.
The Top Gear presenter has received plenty of medical warnings in the past about his lifestyle [Getty]
“He’s told friends not to expect to hear too much from him over the next few weeks which is very unlike him, and obviously his family are concerned.”
They continued: “Inevitably people close to him are saying it’s time to think about the way he looks after himself – cutting back on the booze and fags – but he’s never been one to take that sort of guidance on board. This might be a turning point.”
Proving he still had his famous sense of humour despite the severe illness, the petrol head captioned his post, saying: “Not the sort of bangles I usually choose on holiday.”
Jeremy Clarkson is in hospital for pneumonia [Getty]
Richard Hammond and James May’s co-star was enjoying a break from filming his Amazon Prime show and had hoped to immediately return to work.
A spokeswoman for The Grand Tour said last night: “Jeremy Clarkson was admitted to hospital on Friday morning during a family holiday in Spain.
“He is being treated for pneumonia.”