‘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.’
He isolated with his family over Christmas at a cottage where he ‘took [himself] off to bed […] to wait for the Grim Reaper to pop his head round the door. I’m not going to lie — it was quite scary.’
While Clarkson ended up getting a mild case of the virus, he added: ‘With every illness I’ve had, there has always been a sense that medicine and time would eventually ride to the rescue, but with Covid-19 you have to lie there, on your own, knowing that medicine is not on its way and that time is your worst enemy.’
The Grand Tour’s lockdown special is out (Picture: Amazon Prime Video)
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 130,000 people in the UK have died from the virus, with over 5.9million cases registered.
All restrictions in England were lifted on July 19.
Clarkson also previously spoke about the ‘intense’ risks of filming his, Richard Hammond and James May’s The Grand Tour special in between lockdowns last year.
The Grand Tour Presents: Lochdown has premiered on Amazon Prime Video, and sees the trio embarking on an adventure around Scotland.
Clarkson has another hit on his hands at the streamer with Clarkson’s Farm, which has been renewed for a second series after positive reviews from both fans and critics.
Clarkson’s full interview is available in the Radio Times.
Credit: Original article published here.