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Hammond and May speak out about Clarkson's pneumonia

Digital Spy (UK) logo Digital Spy (UK) 07/08/2017 Jennifer Read-Dominguez
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Watch: Jeremy Clarkson has pneumonia (Provider: Wochit News)

Richard Hammond and James May have spoken out about their co-host Jeremy Clarkson's pneumonia – and of course, they've joked about it.

The Grand Tour presenter –who was admitted to hospital on Friday (August 4) while on a family holiday in Spain – is now receiving treatment but will be "out of action for quite some time".

Taking to their motoring site DriveTribe, Hammond wrote: "Right, someone's got to tell Jeremy to listen to what the doctors tell him and follow orders. I'm busy. Can you do it?"

And James May added: "CLARKSON IS POORLY IS UPDATE. Jeremy Clarkson has pneumonia.

"Symptoms include coughing, sweating, shivering, and feeling generally unwell. So how do we know?"

It comes after Clarkson updated fans on his condition, saying: "It's really, really annoying because I've never had one day off work since I started in 1978."

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"Thanks for all the good wishes."

Clarkson had shared a photo on Instagram earlier in the week showing a tube in his arm and hospital bands around his wrist, writing: "Not the sort of bangles I usually choose on holiday."

Filming for series 2 of The Grand Tour has already started, with the show making headlines in June when Hammond was involved in a dramatic car crash in Switzerland.

He fractured his knee while filming the Hemberg time trial in a Rimac Concept One car, and is currently recovering.

"I went off at some speed," Richard said of the accident. "It was the end of a hill climb which means when you get to the end of the hill you are high up, so if you go off there, there's coming down to be done, very quickly.

"So I went over the edge and it touched down a few times, and then landed on its roof. I did think, 'Oh, that's gone badly wrong'."

Clarkson's recent hospital admittance has now left May as the only fit and healthy member of the Grand Tour team.

The only functioning member of the Grand Tour team right now. God help us.

A post shared by Jeremy Clarkson (@jeremyclarkson1) on Aug 6, 2017 at 7:31am PDT

Sharing a photo of May in combat gear, Clarkson captioned the post: "The only functioning member of the Grand Tour team right now. God help us."

The Grand Tour airs on Amazon Prime.

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