Jeremy Clarkson reveals he 'thought about killing himself'

Jeremy Clarkson has revealed he thought about killing himself while battling pneumonia that was so severe doctors told him he could have died.

The Grand Tour presenter fell ill earlier this month while on the Spanish island of Majorca and has opened up about his time in hospital in his Sunday Times column.

He wrote that he had spent 'three nights spent spasming in my bed' before a doctor sent him for tests at the hospital. 

Jeremy Clarkson has revealed he thought about killing himself while battling pneumonia

Jeremy Clarkson has revealed he thought about killing himself while battling pneumonia

He posted an image on Instagram yesterday showing his arm with a drip attached and covered in hospital wrist bands

He posted an image on Instagram yesterday showing his arm with a drip attached and covered in hospital wrist bands

He was then told he would have to be admitted 'for at least a week', which he called 'impossible'. 

WHAT IS PNEUMONIA? 

Pneumonia is an infection which causes the normal air-containing spaces within the lungs (called the alveoli) and the smaller bronchial tubes to become inflamed and fill with fluid.

Special white blood cells then travel to the lungs to fight off the infection. This all leads to impairment of the lungs' main function, which is to get oxygen from the air into the bloodstream and then around the whole body.

Pneumonia can sometimes be a complication that arises from repeated or prolonged bouts of flu, so it's important to be aware of its symptoms, particularly at this time of year. It can be a

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