Speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show, Clarkson9, revealed: “I said, ‘It’s nothing, I just need a doctor to pop around and lance this little I’ve got. ‘She [the doctor] said, ‘where is it?’ I said, ‘My abdomen.’ She said, ‘Does it hurt?’ I said, ‘yes it does. She said, ‘Which side?’ I said, ‘Left side,’ she said, ‘We’re sending an ambulance’…
“By the time I’d finished explaining, the ambulance was there..In the ambulance, siren on, off to the hospital, doctor was there 30 seconds later and three minutes later I was on the operating table.
There was a growth coming out of my abscess so they lopped it out. It’s a fabulous healthcare system.”
Despite the operation, however the wound did continue to ooze due to the wound not being closed.
“I’m leaking! I’ve got skin disease as well,” Clarkson said.
An abscess is a collection of pus that has built up within the tissue of the body.
Signs and symptoms of an abscess include redness, pain, warmth, and swelling.
The NHS said: “An abscess is a painful collection of pus, usually caused by a bacterial infection.
“Abscesses can develop anywhere in the body. A skin abscess often appears as a swollen, pus-filled lump under the surface of the skin.
You may also have other symptoms of an infection such as a high temperature and chills.
“Most abscesses are caused by a bacterial infection. When bacteria enter your body, your immune system sends infection-fighting white blood cells to the affected area.
“As the white blood cells attack the bacteria, some nearby tissue dies, creating a hole which then fills with pus to form an abscess.
“The pus contains a mixture of dead tissue, white blood cells and bacteria.
“Internal abscesses often develop as a complication of an existing condition, such as infection elsewhere in your body.”