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Brace yourself, the torch for The Grand Tour is currently being carried by Captain Slow himself.

Jeremy Clarkson is battling a serious illness as he recovers from a bout of pneumonia he contracted while vacationing in Mallorca. Clarkson updated everyone of his condition on Twitter and Instagram, making light of what is otherwise a serious ordeal. And of course he needed to get a dig in at May.

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

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Still, pneumonia is  no laughing matter. TClarkson, 57, posted this on the Drivetribe.compage:


Thanks for all the good wishes. And to keep you up to date, I’ll be out of action for quite some time apparently. It’s really annoying because I’ve never had one day off work since I started in 1978.

He also showed the seriousness of his condition by sharing a photo of his lung filled with fluid.

While Clarkson continues to crack jokes, pneumonia is no laughing matter. Hopefully, he pulls through.