Unvaccinated billionaire Clive Palmer is seen in hospital after being rushed by ambulance with ‘Covid symptoms’ – just weeks after saying he didn’t need the jab
- Clive Palmer was rushed to hospital via ambulance Thursday on the Gold Coast
- Mr Palmer is unvaccinated and voiced strong opposition to vaccine mandates
- Mr Palmer previously claimed he didn’t get jab because he’s not in ‘bad shape’
- He has since been discharged and was spotted outside his home with his wife
Clive Palmer has been spotted leaving hospital after being treated for Covid symptoms just weeks after declaring he didn’t need to be vaccinated as he was ‘not in bad shape’.
Daily Mail Australia understands three ambulances were called to his home at Paradise Point in the Gold Coast’s upmarket Sovereign Islands precinct, Queensland, earlier on Thursday.
Queensland Ambulance Service said one patient was picked up from a Paradise Point home and transported to hospital on Thursday afternoon.
Mr Palmer, whose United Australia Party is famously opposed to Covid vaccine mandates and lockdowns, was then transported to Pindara Private Hospital at Benowa.
Clive Palmer is seen leaving the Pindara Private Hospital on the Gold Coast, on Thursday, February 24
The billionaire mining magnate was transported to Pindara Private Hospital at Benowa (pictured) after several ambulances were called to his home
Signs out the front of the facility warned visitors they would need to be fully-vaccinated with two TGA approved Covid vaccinations by December 17 to enter.
The billionaire looked off-colour as he walked out of the facility, wearing a face mask and white long-sleeved shirt.
Clutching his phone and keys, Mr Palmer walked to a nearby car and drove away from the centre.
He was later seen out the front of his mansion speaking to his wife Anna after arriving back home.
The health scare comes after the mining magnate cancelled a scheduled speech in Canberra on Tuesday.
In a statement, the National Press Club said Mr Palmer was showing Covid-like symptoms and had been advised not to travel to Canberra.
It’s understood he has been sick the past two days at home with ‘flu-like symptoms’.
Mr Palmer was discharged and returned to his Gold Coast mansion with his wife Anna (pictured)
Mr Palmer speaks to someone on the phone as he gets into his car following a brief health scare
One of Mr Palmer’s multiple properties at Sovereign Islands on the Gold Coast, Queensland
Mr Palmer pictured with his wife, Anna. In January, the mining magnate claimed he did not need the jab because he’s ‘not in bad shape’ and leads a ‘healthy life’
In January, Mr Palmer claimed he did not need the jab because he’s ‘not in bad shape’ and leads a ‘healthy life’.
‘I don’t think I need a vaccination for Covid personally, I haven’t caught it, I have a healthy life,’ he said.
‘I don’t think I’m in bad shape. I think I look a lot more trim now than when I did when I was in Parliament.’
Mr Palmer’s superyacht, which had been moored at Sydney Harbour while he attended a court case, has since jetted out to sea.
On Wednesday after he cancelled his appearance at the National Press Club, a spokesman for Mr Palmer told The Age that the mining magnate had contracted a virus but had tested negative for Covid-19.
Mr Palmer is the United Australia Party candidate for the Senate in Queensland. His party is seeking seats in the upper and lower house at the upcoming federal election.
In an interview with the ABC in November 2021, Mr Palmer claimed vaccination had not reduced sickness or death from Covid-19 in Australia
‘There’s no data to support that in Australia,’ he said.
Vaccination ‘makes no difference from a public health context,’ the billionaire claimed.
Daily Mail Australia has approached Mr Palmer’s spokesperson for comment.
Mr Palmer is seen addressing the protestors at ‘The Worldwide Rally for Freedom’ protest against mandatory vaccinations and lockdown measures in Brisbane in November 2021