Jeremy Clarkson has revealed he contracted coronavirus over Christmas, describing the experience as “scary”.
The 60-year-old Grand Tour presenter also admitted he still does not know if he has fully recovered.
Writing in his Sunday Times column, he says: “Four days before Christmas, I woke in the night to find my sheets were soggy. And that I had a constant dry cough.”
After his test came back positive, “the doctor was very clear – 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.”
The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? host continued: “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.
“I also had to self-isolate. … I took myself off to bed with the new Don Winslow book and a bag of kale to wait for the Grim Reaper to pop his head round the door.
“I’m not going to lie — it was quite scary.
“With every illness I’ve had, there has always been a sense that medicine and time would eventually ride to the rescue. Read from source….