Eamonn Holmes reveals he slipped three discs in his back six weeks ago

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Eamonn Holmes has revealed that he slipped three discs in his back leaving him in so much pain that he couldn’t sleep. 

The TV presenter, 61, has suffered ill health recently, having detailed his chronic health battle openly on social media since dislocating his pelvis.

But on Wednesday’s Loose Women the star also said that he is dealing with the pain of three slipped discs and even has to use crutches to get around.

Hard: Eamonn Holmes has revealed that he slipped three discs in his back leaving him in so much pain that he couldn't sleep

Hard: Eamonn Holmes has revealed that he slipped three discs in his back leaving him in so much pain that he couldn’t sleep

Speaking to guest presenters Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon who asked how his back was he said: ‘Thanks for asking me because obviously no one else is bothered to ask or wonders, I don’t like to complain, but its three slipped discs. 

‘Actually I have to come on here with a crutch, that’s the way I am at the moment.

‘Honestly the thing about this, we can sit about me and I’ve got steroid injections and everything is ok and hopefully I’ll be ok, but for me it’s amazing to see how many of you are suffering from chronic pain, doesn’t matter if you’re a man, woman, young old.’

Tough: On Wednesday's Loose Women the star said that he is dealing with the pain of three slipped discs and even has to use crutches to get around in addition to having dislocated his hip

Tough: On Wednesday’s Loose Women the star said that he is dealing with the pain of three slipped discs and even has to use crutches to get around in addition to having dislocated his hip

He went on to say: ‘I couldn’t sleep at night, lying there at night while Ruth was sound asleep next to me and it was awful, it was honestly awful.

‘I’m six weeks down the road with that, I’ve got the injections that takes away the acute pain. It’s a blessing, but the physicality of not being able to stand straight, but I’m going to do a rehabilitation to get better.’

It comes after last week Eamonn confirmed he was feeling good ‘for the first time in five weeks’ after a visit from his physiotherapist. 

Health: The TV presenter, 61, has suffered ill health recently, having detailed his chronic health battle openly on social media since dislocating his pelvis

Eamonn added that he believes his improved health is also a result of his steroid injections ‘kicking in’. 

Taking to Twitter, he wrote: ‘My Physio has just left, and u know what ? For the first time in 5 weeks I feel good!

‘Can’t believe I’m saying that but steroid injections from last week must be kicking in too. The comeback starts here ……. I hope.’   

The Northern Irish star has been struggling with pain after a dislocated pelvis made his back go ‘out of alignment’, which caused him difficulty to walk.

Pain: He said: 'I couldn't sleep at night, lying there at night while Ruth was sound asleep next to me and it was awful, it was honestly awful' (pictured together on This Morning)

Pain: He said: ‘I couldn’t sleep at night, lying there at night while Ruth was sound asleep next to me and it was awful, it was honestly awful’ (pictured together on This Morning)

But last week Eamonn shared how circulation boosters have helped him ‘get back out there’ doing daily activities.

According to The Sun, Eamonn said of the treatment: ‘I had a bit of difficulty with waking before and after a double hip operation.’

As well as using the circulation booster, Eamonn has helped alleviate his pain with physiotherapy and ice cold showers, which have left him feeling ‘invigorated’ amid his health woes. 

Eamonn first spoke about his dislocated pelvis back in March and had an MRI scan recently to have further tests done after being left in chronic pain.

Progress: It comes after last week Eamonn confirmed he was feeling good 'for the first time in five weeks' after a visit from his physiotherapist

Progress: It comes after last week Eamonn confirmed he was feeling good ‘for the first time in five weeks’ after a visit from his physiotherapist

Earlier this month, Eamonn detailed how a dislocated pelvis started his chronic health battle as he waited for results of an MRI scan because his pain has escalated.

He joked in an interview with the Irish Independent that his injury is ‘nowhere near as erotic as it sounds’.

He told the publication: ‘I mysteriously dislocated my pelvis and I don’t know how — it’s not as erotic as it sounds. My back is now out of alignment as a result.’ 

The Belfast native went on to reveal that since he spoke of his gruelling pain on social media, he found it ‘absolutely scary’ the number of people who are also living with chronic pain.

‘Nobody knows what it’s like unless they live with someone who has it.’ he said. ‘I’m in huge pain and nobody knows how to stop it.

‘This hurts like hell and I need to find a way to overcome it. It has lasted a month and it feels like I can’t remember what life was like without the pain.’

Eamonn and Ruth got married in 2010 following a 13-year romance, and are doting parents to teenage son Jack, 19.

Eamonn also has children Declan, Rebecca and Niall from his previous marriage to Gabrielle Holmes.

Pain: Eamonn first spoke about his dislocated pelvis back in March and had an MRI scan recently to have further tests done after being left in chronic pain (pictured in 2020)

Pain: Eamonn first spoke about his dislocated pelvis back in March and had an MRI scan recently to have further tests done after being left in chronic pain (pictured in 2020) 

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