Jeremy Clarkson speaks during an appearance at the Kyalami Racetrack in Johannesburg, South Africa, in March 2011.
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Jeremy Clarkson speaks during an appearance at the Kyalami Racetrack in Johannesburg, South Africa, in March 2011.
CNN —  

British television personality Jeremy Clarkson is being treated for pneumonia after being admitted to a hospital in Spain.

A spokesperson for Clarkson’s Amazon Prime show, “The Grand Tour” said in a written statement that Clarkson “was admitted to hospital on Friday morning during a family holiday in Spain.”

The 57-year-old posted a photo on Instagram of some medical tubes in his arm and an identity tag around his wrist with the caption, “Not the sort of bangles I usually choose on holiday.”

Clarkson also tweeted he was “in a wheelchair.”

Before hosting, “The Grand Tour,” Clarkson co-hosted the popular BBC show “Top Gear.” He was fired by the BBC for swearing at and punching a producer of the show in March 2015. Clarkson later apologized for the incident and told CNN in 2016 he didn’t want to be a controversial figure.

“”I never want to be controversial, it just happens,” he said.

“I say stuff sometimes and think, ‘Oh, no.’”

CNN’s Simon Cullen contributed to this report.