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Jeremy Clarkson issues serious health update as he's left 'breathless and coughing up spleen'

Jeremy Clarkson issues serious health update as he's left 'breathless and coughing up spleen'

The Grand Tour star has updated fans on his health

Jeremy Clarkson has opened up about his health in his latest column after reading that he ought to be taking 10,000 steps a day and wondering: "How on earth would I find the time to do that?"

The 63-year-old explained that he's pretty busy running a farm, a brewery, presenting multiple shows and writing various columns so he doesn't know where in the day he'd be able to fit in 10,000 steps.

Health is an issue Clarkson has spoken about before, admitting that it's given him 'sleepless nights' in the past.

He wrote: "There’s a lot of jumping involved in farming. You spend a great deal of time hurling yourself off gates and trailers and straw bales, and that’s fine when you are 14.

“But like almost every other farmer in Britain these days, I’m in my early sixties, and so are my knees.

"Which means that while I can get on top of things, I can’t jump off them any more for fear that my legs will bend the wrong way and that’ll be that for six months."

Jeremy Clarkson has issued a health update after reading that he should be getting 10,000 steps a day.
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Clarkson also lamented some back issues which meant that he's 'no longer really up to' bending down and picking things up like he used to.

Writing in The Sunday Times, The Grand Tour presenter explained that he does do an hour-long walk through the woods on a daily basis but his health app tells him that only amounts to about 2,000 steps.

He admitted that he could try walking faster, but wrote that when he's walking with his son at 'walking pace' he struggles to keep up as he's 'too busy coughing up my spleen and trying to get my breath back'.

Clarkson put his usual walking pace at about 0.1mph and in his health update wrote that he wants to try and speed up a bit as getting up to 0.7mph would drop his chances of type 2 diabetes by nine percent.

He's been candid about his health issues in the past.
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Another health issue Clarkson has been candid about is his risk of developing dementia.

He's said his 'body doesn't really work anymore' with issues ranging from eyesight to balance, and he was told he'd need hearing aids.

The Clarkson's Farm presenter explained that he was told that untreated hearing loss would double his chances of developing dementia, and that wearing hearing aids regularly and earlier could help reduce that risk.

Clarkson has found the hearing aids he's been using to be 'very snazzy and extremely clever' as they can 'automatically dial down the background twaddle'.

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Topics: Jeremy Clarkson, Celebrity, Health