Jeremy Clarkson Says ‘Things Aren’t Going To Get Any Better’ With Health

Jeremy Clarkson
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Jeremy Clarkson, who claims he ‘nearly lost his leg’ at his farm, said ‘things aren’t going to get any better’ with his health. 

In an interview with The Guardian, the 61-year-old said he thinks about ‘dying every day,’ as he’s reached the age his father passed away.

He told the publication: “I used to think I’d put out my last cigarette age 107 and just die. But I stopped smoking four years ago.

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Jeremy Clarkson
Jeremy Clarkson has opened up about his health concerns in a recent interview. Credit: @diddlysquat.farmshop/Instagram

“When my dad died at 61, I thought, ‘That’s a pretty good innings’. Now I’m 61, if I died, I’d be furious, I’m nowhere near finished.”

He added: “So, yes, I think about dying every day. There’s your headline. In 40 years, I shall be dead and nobody shall remember me.”

Previously, the former Top Gear presenter claimed that his health became more of a concern after he contracted Covid around Christmas last year.

In his column for The Sun, he penned: “My knees give me no confidence when I’m coming down a flight of stairs.

“My back locks solid if I attempt to walk up a hill. My lungs feel as if they’re on fire if I even look at a bicycle, and when I go for a swim it feels as though I have a small car on my back.”

Despite this, Clarkson has insisted he would ‘rather have Covid than leave the EU’.

He made the comment after working on Diddly Squat Farm, as he realised it would lead to issues when trying to diversify his crops.

In an article for The Sunday Times, he remarked: “I have come face to face with a major downside of leaving the EU and on balance, I’d rather have Covid.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.