Eamonn Holmes' hip problems

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 July 2012
Eamonn Holmes

Eamonn Holmes

Eamonn Homes is in so much pain from a hereditary hip problem he can no longer bend down normally

Eamonn Holmes can no longer bend over due to a hereditary hip problem.

The 'This Morning' presenter has been putting off having double hip-replacement surgery for the last decade, but is now in so much pain he has to reconsider his feelings about the operation.

He said: "I do have to have two hip replacements. I will keep going until they fall off and then I will get them done.

"I'm aware of the pain every day - it's debilitating. If you dropped something on the floor now I couldn't bend down to pick it up."

The Northern Irish host, 52, has been thinking about his mortality as a result of the problem, and has decided he wants to be buried with his family in his native country, and even knows what he wants his gravestone to read.

He told The Sun newspaper: "I know I want to be buried with my father in Belfast. If my father's plot is full with my other brothers or whatever then I want to be buried in the same cemetery as my mum.

"I think I want, 'Now he can rest', or, 'At least now he's having a sleep', because I think I have always been a man in a hurry."

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