Speaking to The Sunday Times, the controversial television personality claimed to have experienced a cancer scare days before the fight that led to his suspension from the program. The preliminary diagnosis later turned out to be a false alarm.
He suggests the departure from Top Gear has left “a black hole” in his life, and reorganizing his photo album has already become boring as he looks toward other things to do.
“Let’s stop being silly and pick up the pieces and start again,” he added. “I just know I’m going to do another car show.”
The BBC, meanwhile, has made plans to air the last three episodes of the show’s current season. Rumors suggested the network was considering canceling the rest of the run, as Clarkson would not be around to film the studio segments, however BBC Two controller Kim Shillinglaw now claims the episodes will likely be released sometime this summer.
The network will continue the Top Gear series without Clarkson, but a replacement host has not yet been hired. It is unclear if fellow hosts James May and Richard Hammond will choose to renew their own contracts for the next season.