Eamonn Holmes on crutches as he shares heartbreaking update on his chronic pain battle

Eamonn Holmes on crutches as he shares heartbreaking update on his chronic pain battle

EAMONN Holmes has been left on crutches due to his chronic pain battle.

The This Morning star, 61, worried his fans last month when he was admitted to hospital to deal with his "crippling pain".

Now the beloved presenter has opened up about his health issues during a special appearance on Loose Women with wife Ruth Langsford, as well panellist Stacey Solomon and her fiancé Joe Swash.

Speaking about his "three slipped discs", Eamonn said: "I actually have to come on here with a crutch, that's the way I am at the moment.

"I've got steroid injections and everything's okay, and hopefully I'll be on the mend.

"Chronic pain, no matter what causes it – it doesn't discriminate between whether you're young or a man or woman or whatever.


"I couldn't sleep at night, I just couldn't sleep. Lying there at night, trying to get to sleep while Ruth was sound asleep beside me. Honestly it was awful."

He continued: "I'm six weeks down the road with that and I've got the injections, which has taken away the acute pain.

"I can sleep and that's a blessing, absolutely great. But the physicality of not being able to walk straight…

"I'm going to embark on a whole rehabilitation programme, I'll get fit, I'll get strong. It will take a while."

Ruth explained it had been "difficult" for them and it will be a "long road" until he is recovered.

The 61-year-old has been in agony for weeks after dislocating his pelvis which led to his back being out of alignment, but he is now slowly on the mend.

Eamonn recently revealed he "couldn't look after himself" without Ruth due to the pain.

He told the Daily Star: “Not being able to bend down, reach, pick up things when I drop them, put things in the right place, and keep a sense of order has been frustrating, shameful and humbling.


“Without help, without Ruth, I wouldn’t be able to cook or clean up after myself.

“Dishes would be in the sink for days, because I just wouldn’t have the strength or motivation to keep the house as close to a ‘show house’ as I could.”

He added: “I’ve learned there are reasons why some people can’t keep impossible standards with bodies that don’t work the way they should – cleaning is a tough job.”

Eamonn first told viewers about his chronic pain in March before going for an MRI scan and further tests to discover the cause.

Eamonn has been alleviating his pain as best he can with physiotherapy and "invigorating" ice cold showers.

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