Eamonn Holmes has opened up about his ‘hell weeks’ after falling down the stairs while recovering from major back surgery.
The 62-year-old broadcaster, who has dealt with a series of health problems in recent months, was left with a fractured shoulder following the incident, meaning it could be the New Year before he is well enough to return to Breakfast GB News.
Speaking for the first time on Monday about what happened, Eamonn told the network: ‘Last month I had a fall at home while recovering from back surgery and dislocated my shoulder.
“It was a massive setback and it means I’ll have to take some extra time to improve myself. It’s been a hell of a few weeks. But day by day I’m getting better and I’m staying positive and trying to look on the bright side.’
Holmes expressed his desire to return to his TV work before continuing to thank fans for sending their well wishes.
“I can’t say thank you enough to everyone who sent me lovely messages, they really cheered me up and kept me going,” he continued.
“One thing I’ve noticed is how many other people out there suffer from chronic pain, and I’m determined to keep speaking up for them.
“Also, I really have to say a big thank you to the doctors and nursing staff who looked after me. They are all amazing. God bless you.’
Isabel Webster has also sent her best wishes to her co-host and friend. She said: “I know how much our audience miss Eamonn, and I do too.
“It was heartbreaking to see him in so much pain. Eamonn has had such bad luck and suffered the way he has.
“But I also know how hard he is working to get back to his best. I can’t wait to see him back, fighting fit and back where he belongs – sitting alongside me on GB News.’
In September, Holmes revealed she was taking time off from GB News to undergo surgery for chronic back pain.
The broadcaster has been open with fans about his health problems and had received steroid injections in his back after surgeons initially decided not to operate on his back after one a blocked sciatic nerve left him struggling to walk.
“I pray that God will guide my surgeon’s hand this week and help me get back to the man I once was,” he told her. wont in that time.
‘The thing is, I may have a way out. Many others will never have that hope, and that can be the most crushing pain of all.
“I’m hoping this will be a Back to the Future procedure and I’ll be back to the way I was 18 months ago.”
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