Eamonn Holmes forced to use crutches amid 'crippling pain' as wife Ruth left 'helpless'

Eamonn Holmes has been forced to use crutches to help him walk after suffering three slipped discs in his back. The This Morning presenter appeared alongside his wife Ruth Langsford on ITV’s Loose Women and opened up about his chronic pain.

Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash joined the couple on the ITV daytime show and asked how he has been coping.

Joe said: “There is nothing worse than seeing you in pain because you are such a jolly fella.”

Ruth confessed she didn’t like seeing her husband suffering and felt “helpless”.

It comes as Eamonn revealed he had three slipped discs and that the situation “is pretty bad”.

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Eamonn Holmes forced to use crutches amid 'crippling pain'

Eamonn Holmes forced to use crutches amid ‘crippling pain’ (Image: ITV/INSTAGRAM)

Eamonn Holmes joined his wife Ruth Langsford on Loose Women

Eamonn Holmes joined his wife Ruth Langsford on Loose Women (Image: ITV)


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“It’s very difficult seeing him in pain, you feel helpless actually,” Ruth commented on Loose Women.

Eamonn said: “I’ve had to come on with a crutch today, that’s the way I am at the minute, it’s pretty bad.

“I’m having steroid injections and hopefully I’ll be on the mend soon.”

The broadcaster had previously opened up about struggling to sleep through the night and added he was surprised to see others also suffer with insomnia due to chronic pain.

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Eamonn remarked: “I couldn’t sleep at night while Ruth was sound asleep, honestly it was awful, trying to sleep was awful.

“But we’re six weeks down the road now and I’ve got the injections which has taken away the acute pain and I can sleep and that is a blessing, absolutely great.

“But the physicality of not being able to walk straight, but I’m going to embark on a whole rehabilitation programme, I’ll get fit, I’ll get strong, but it will take a while.”

During a later discussion, Eamonn added: “My slipped discs are apparently my fault, I don’t even know how they happened.


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“But I would say this I think it’s the fault of the people who design chairs, who design cars.”

“There’s so many things, you get beds that are practically on the floor or too high,” he said.

“You get to an age where you think, ‘Who designed this sofa?’ because I really do think people have a lot to answer for.

“These things are [meant to be] moulded to your body, most chairs and sofas are far too low, most cars are impossible to get into.”


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

Eamonn was forced to take 10 weeks off to recover from the surgery at the time.

The ITV favourite 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 forced him to secretly sit on an inflatable disc when presenting.


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