Eamonn Holmes 'doing very well' amid chronic pain battle

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 April 2021
Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford

'This Morning' co-host Eamonn Holmes has admitted he is "doing very well" amid his chronic pain battle, but insisted his situation was "too difficult to explain" on the brunchtime show today (06.04.21)

Eamonn Holmes is "doing very well" amid his chronic pain battle, but admitted his situation is "too difficult to explain".

The 'This Morning' co-host – who had an MRI scan last week – chose not to divulge further details about his back injury on today's (06.04.21) show, because it is too complex.

When asked by his co-host and wife Ruth Langsford how he is, the 61-year-old star said: "Since the last time I saw you I'm doing very well, thank you for asking.

"It's too difficult to explain.

"We're not here to talk about my troubles and my pain."

Ruth admitted it would take longer than the episode's run time to explain Eamonn's condition.

She said: "We could be here all day. We've only got two-and-a-half hours."

Last night (05.04.21), Eamonn revealed he had undergone a second physio session of the day and he was advised to have his second cold shower of the day.

He wrote on Twitter: "Physio just left after 2nd session of the day . He said my body was hot ... result being that I Needed to cool off with my 2nd Cold Shower of the day.....Let's hope it helps me sleep soundly  Zzzzź (sic)"

Earlier in the day, Eamonn admitted he had undergone a physio session at 4.30am ahead of co-hosting 'This Morning'.  

He tweeted: "Hey , busy day so far ..... 1 hour physio at 4.30 am to get match fit for today's #ThisMorning .... followed by the Cold shower routine ! All this will either kill me or cure me. So far , so good though and remember I'm going to be sharing your #ChronicPain stories & advice. (sic)"

And during the episode, Eamonn admitted his suffering was due to a back injury.

He said: "Those of you who follow me on social media will know, about a month ago I did something to my back, I don't know how I did it, getting into the car, getting out of a car, getting out of bed, whatever.

"I've got an MRI scan, but the trouble is, everything closes for Easter, I haven't got it analysed yet, but what I do know is, I can't sleep at night.

"The pain is absolutely worse at night. The humbling thing is when you go on social media and you talk to people who suffer from this, age isn't a barrier, where you live isn't a barrier, how much you earn isn't a barrier."

Eamonn's situation prompted a phone-in on the show about chronic pain.

He added: "So many of you have this chronic pain situation, from all different sources. So let's talk about this, let's talk to each other, let's talk to a doctor, we are talking to a pain expert.

"I've had this a month, I hope I won't have this much longer, but there are people who have lived with chronic pain their whole lives."

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