Eamonn Holmes has shared an honest update about how he's coping with his chronic back pain, admitting it has affected his marriage to Ruth Langsford.
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The former This Morning star, who is set to make his GB News debut on Monday morning, says the consequences of living with a trapped sciatic nerve have been "emasculating" as he's had to sell his car and can't even put his own shoes and socks on because he can no longer bend down.
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In a new interview with The Sun, he said: "It's been a difficult year. For months now I haven't been able to walk, sometimes at all, and it has really taken its toll on everyone around me too... I had to stop driving and sold my car back to the dealer too, which felt quite emasculating.
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"I can't bend down to pick things up so Ruth ends up having to wait on me, and I know my sons particularly are a bit embarrassed by the way I move around."
The 62-year-old broadcaster has been using a walking stick to get around and has been pulling his trousers up with the help of a hook.
Eamonn has been suffering from a trapped sciatic nerve
Eamonn confessed his marriage to Loose Women presenter Ruth Langsford is definitely suffering under the strain of his health battle.
He continued: "It has caused some strain and Ruth is fed up of hearing about it and of me saying I can't walk the dog or tidy up, but I can't help it. It's agony.
"I take Tramadol sometimes to help it but you can't take them all the time and they will only give you so much. It gets me through a Saturday if we have plans, and suddenly everyone has a nice time again — but then the pain comes back."
Eamonn admits his marriage to Ruth Langsford is suffering
Eamonn's candid comments come a few months after he confessed his recovery had unfortunately stalled.
"The thing I'm struggling with at the moment is a dead right leg," he said on This Morning. "I've had two dislocated discs for the past five months. I'm having all sorts of treatment and working through it with all sorts of things like dietary and hydrotherapy."
Eamonn says his health setbacks have felt 'emasculating'
He added that there had been "progression", but not as much as he had hoped.
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Back in April, he opened up about having a dislocated pelvis which he told the Irish Independent came from a "mysterious" injury that put his back "out of alignment".
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