Jeremy Clarkson: The presenter gives gloomy health update

Presenter Jeremy Clarkson spoke to The Sunday Times and decided to give an update on his health.

Jeremy Clarkson health
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Jeremy Clarkson health

Jeremy Clarkson is known for presenting iconic shows like Top Gear and Who Wants to Be A Millionaire. Clarkson is also famous for his scandalous moments. For instance in 2015, he was removed from Top Gear after punching a producer.

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In June 2023, The Sun had to ‘print a front-page statement explaining that’ Jeremy Clarkson ‘was found to have discriminated against' Meghan Markle. This followed a column in which Clarkson laid out his ‘hatred’ of the Duchess. Other violent comments were made which we do not want to broadcast.

Talking to The Sunday Times in November 2023, the presenter unveiled that he is struggling with his health.

Jeremy Clarkson’s health struggle

In his interview, Clarkson revealed that he is at a ‘double risk’ of dementia. This followed the fact that his doctors told him that he needed to use hearing aids. In the article Clarkson explains:

This has been going on for 12 years and, being a tolerant sort of guy, I’ve coped.


But I was told after my most recent medical that hearing loss will double the chance of me catching dementia.

In The Times Clarkson also said that he had been experiencing ‘blanks in conversation’.

My brain is having to use a huge amount of computing power trying to fill in the bits of speech it hasn’t been able to hear.

The link between dementia and hearing loss

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that studies have proven that there is a link between dementia and hearing loss. In an article they published in August 2023 they write:

Studies have found an association between hearing loss and the development of dementia in older adults.

The NIH also attests that studies are suggesting that the use of hearing aids could help ‘slow the development of cognitive problems’. Results of tests carried out show that ‘people who received the hearing aids reported substantial improvement in communication abilities over the course of the study’.

It is therefore important for ageing people to get their hearing tested regularly.

Jeremy Clarkson's sudden weight loss

In January 2024, his health issues were once again in the spotlight whenThe Sun appeared to speak to their columnist about them. In that conversation, the presenter revealed something that took place a few months prior. It appears that his doctors found a 5cm cyst in his back.

He explained he decided to get the cyst out of his back in October 2023 while he was at a wellness farm at the initiative of his partner, Lisa Hogan. He explained:

Lisa took me to a health farm and, well, it was so miserable there that I thought, ‘I’ve got to have this cyst taken out at some point, I may as well go now'

In true Jeremy Clarkson style, he continued,

I checked out of the whole place and checked into hospital, because it was more fun having an operation than eating juniper berries all day long. As I lay under the surgeon’s knife, I thought ‘this is preferable’.

The presenter continued to explain that after the operation he lost a 'stone in weight'. He also reassured his fan and confirmed the cyst wasn't anything cancerous.

It was never going to be cancerous though — I wasn’t in the mood

Jeremy Clarkson and the gym

The presenter has been making sure to continue sharing his health journey with his fans. In March 2024, Express reported on Clarkson's own column in The Times in which he explained that he now has to go to the gym. As expected, the presenter isn't a fan of the idea.

As Express explained, the presenter started this section of his column by explaining that 'experts believe your life satisfaction will rise if you live within proximity to historical sites.' We do realise the link between that and the gym is not obvious but it is about to be.

Linking the two, Clarkson wrote:

This is all very interesting. But it is also b****cks.
Because I was in Bath not that long ago, and while I knew that I was within walking distance of the Royal Crescent and that Roman swimming pool, I was in a gym, being forced by a man in skin-tight shorts to pick things up so I could put them down again.


So my life satisfaction score was about minus a million.

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