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


‘I won’t lie – it was scary!’ Jeremy Clarkson, 60, reveals he battled COVID-19 over Christmas… and believed he’d ‘die in a lonely plastic tent’ because of his unhealthy lifestyle

Jeremy Clarkson has revealed that he battled COVID-19 over Christmas, and thought he would die from it.

The presenter, who is 60, told the world about his ordeal in his latest article for The Times, revealing he began to feel unwell four days before Christmas, Googled his symptoms and eventually got tested for coronavirus.

‘The doctor was very clear,’ Clarkson recalls in his column. ‘I’d feel under the weather for between five and 14 days and then I’d either get better or I’d have to go to hospital.

‘It was scary!’ Jeremy Clarkson has revealed that he battled COVID-19 over Christmas, and thought he would die from it

‘Where, because I am 60 and fat, and because I’ve smoked half a million cigarettes and had double pneumonia, I’d probably die, on my own, in a lonely plastic tent.’ 

Detailing what happened, Clarkson explained he woke up drenched in sweat, suffered a persistent dry cough and went into isolation. 

After batting off questions from friends about who could have given him the virus (‘possibly someone who decided to drizzle a bit of bat onto his pork chop’), Clarkson explained that he took himself off to bed with ‘the new Don Winslow book and a bag of kale’ and waited ‘for the Grim Reaper to pop his head round the door’.

‘I’m not going to lie — it was quite scary!’ he added.

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