Jeremy Clarkson taken to hospital after slicing thumb off in terrifying kitchen drama

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Jeremy Clarkson was hospitalised on Monday after a dramatic kitchen mishap. The Grand Tour presenter sliced “half” his thumb off and was warned he could lose use of it if he didn’t seek sufficient medical help.

It hurts like a b*****d

Jeremy Clarkson

Today, the 61-year-old recalled what happened in his latest column, saying he was still in a lot of pain.

The Top Gear star first told fans he had suffered an injury five days ago.

However, he didn’t not go into specifics, simply uploading a picture of his bloodied digit wrapped up.

“Ow,” he simply captioned the upload in view of his 4.2 million Instagram followers.

But now he has explained how it came about, and saw him go to hospital for treatment.

He and girlfriend Lisa Hogan were practising making chilli-flavoured crisps to sell at Diddly Squat Farm at the time.

Jeremy’s horrendous mishap was all down to him using a mandolin to slice the potatoes, before slicing his hand open too.

He got a shock as he plunged his injury into cold water, admitting: “Bone is normally surrounded by warm blood and flesh.”

The father-of-three continued: “Lisa noticed that under the mandolin, among the slices of potato, there was a piece of meat.

“It was like a miniature pork chop, about 2cm long, 1cm wide and 3mm thick. And, yes, it was half my thumb.”

His other half “gasped and dropped it” in shock, before their on-site medic arrived and immediately dressed the wound.

But that didn’t solve the problem. Jeremy stated: “As I then started to feel a bit dizzy, we decided I should go to a hospital, but this was a problem because just 14 hours earlier Boris [Johnson] had popped up on BBC1 to tell everyone that a tidal wave of Omicron was on its way and that everyone should get a booster jab immediately.”

Instead they called a local doctor’s firm, but Jeremy was issued with a stark warning.

He said: “The doc explained that I could lose the use of it, and since the opposable thumb is all that separates us from goats, I decided I’d better do as I was told.”

The TV regular was sent to hospital in Oxford, where he had 40 stitches to reattach his digit.

He added in The Sunday Times: “Today it’s a different story because the anaesthetic is beginning to wear off and it hurts like a b*****d.

“And it’s going to continue hurting, apparently, until Christmas Day.”

His earlier, graphic post had been immediately inundated with comments and well wishers.

“Aghhhhhhhh hope you okay,”(sic) musician Jools Holland told him.

While photographer Amy Shore branded him a “plonker”.

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