Eamonn Holmes shares heartache over painful health battle: ‘I’m determined to beat this’

Eamonn Holmes shares heartache over painful health battle: ‘I’m determined to beat this’

03/30/2021

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This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes, 61, has revealed he rushed to get treatment for his chronic pain today after struggling with the condition throughout the night. The journalist shared a selfie while he rested on the physio table on Twitter, while giving fans an update on his health battle.

Eamonn told his one million followers: “Starting the day by tackling the pain from the night before ….. On the Physio table.  

“Chronic pain . Just can’t get it to go away [crying face emoji].”

Eamonn went on to thank fans who were also suffering with the condition for sharing their experiences with him.

He added: “Sadly so many of you know the feeling. Thanks for sharing your stories. I’m determined to beat this …however much it hurts.”

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Fans took to the comments section of Eamonn’s post to send him their well wishes.

One person wrote: “Hope you’re feeling better after your physio. I’m sure you’re on a good plan, have you considered cold water swimming – swimming in the sea, river or lake? Take care.”

Another added: “Sorry to hear you are in pain Eamonn …  I know fully well how that feels as I have a bad back and also in constant pain … I hope you feel better soon x.”

A third person asked: “Have you tried acupuncture? Usually it works well for pain.”

A fourth penned: “Sorry to hear you’re struggling Eamonn. I really hope you can overcome it and feel much better soon.”

“Hope your pain starts to ease. Very debilitating emotionally too,” a fifth fan commented.

It comes after the ITV host underwent a double hip operation in 2016, after battling debilitating pain for 25 years.

The former Sky News anchor, who is married to Ruth Langsford, previously spoke out about his health problems last week.

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He tweeted: “In that Twilight Zone between Nighttime and Morning. Anyone else find these hours the worst…. particularly if you suffer Chronic pain?”

Chronic or persistent pain is pain that continues for longer than 12 weeks despite medication or treatment. 

According to the NHS, long-term pain has many causes, such as arthritis, back problems, an old injury, illness or nerve damage. 

Eamonn previously opened up about his hip operation, as he credited his other half for her support.

After the successful operation, the presenter recalled waking up thinking his wife, Ruth, was an angel.

“Ruth’s face was the first thing I saw,” he told Now magazine. 

“I said if this is Heaven, you’re the angel that I want.”

Eamonn was forced to take 10 weeks off to recover from the surgery in 2016.

The star was told he would need the double hip replacement when he was 36 years old, but he put it on hold to focus on his career.

He finally gave in after 25 years of hip, leg, and back pain, which led him to secretly sit on an inflatable disc when presenting.

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