Eamonn Holmes has revealed that the source of his mystery chronic pain is a dislocated pelvis, which has led to his back being ‘out of alignment’.
The TV personality, 61, who co-hosts ITV’s This Morning with wife Ruth Langsford, joked 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.’
In pain: Eamonn Holmes put on a brave face as he returned to front This Morning alongside Ruth Langsford on Tuesday, after detailing his plight with chronic pain
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 has since helped alleviate his pain with psyiotherapy and ice cold showers, which have left him feeling ‘invigorated’ amid his health woes.
‘Though when the physio suggested them I told him to go run and jump,’ added the presenter, showing his signature dry wit.
Eamonn was seen putting on a brave face as he returned to front This Morning alongside wife Ruth on Tuesday, after detailing his plight with chronic pain.
The star, who had an MRI scan last week and was waiting on his diagnosis at the time – said his condition was ‘too difficult to explain’ after Ruth explained that viewers had been asking how he was doing.
Eamonn replied: ‘Since the last time I saw you I’m doing very well, thank you for asking.’
Eamonn returned home from having tests in hospital after struggling with chronic ‘pain he’s never experienced in his life’ on Friday.
The presenter has said he ‘needs to find out what’s causing’ him pain all over his body and has revealed he has no diagnosis as of yet.
Candid: The star, 61, – who had an MRI scan last week and is waiting on his diagnosis- said his condition is ‘too difficult to explain’ after Ruth said viewers had been asking how he was doing
Treatment: Eamonn previously admitted his rehab plan included an hour of physio followed by a bracing cold shower
And Ruth, 61, admitted it would take longer than the episode’s run time to explain Eamonn’s condition. She said: ‘We could be here all day. We’ve only got two-and-a-half hours.’
Eamonn previously admitted his rehab plan included an hour of physio followed by a bracing cold shower.
Sharing a tweet with followers, he wrote: ‘Physio just left after second session of the day. He said my body was hot… result being that I needed to cool off with my second cold shower of the day. Let’s hope it helps me sleep soundly Zzzzz.’
Gruelling: The presenter took to Twitter to admit the physical therapy would either ‘kill me or cure me’ as he joked about getting ‘match fit’ for his return to This Morning
Shock: Elsewhere on the show, the host left viewers cringing as he told chef Clodagh McKenna she could start up an OnlyFans account, if her TV career didn’t work out
Elsewhere on the show, the host left viewers cringing as he told chef Clodagh McKenna she could start up an OnlyFans account, if her TV career didn’t work out.
The conversation arose as Ruth revealed they would be talking to a former police woman who is now making thousands posting X-rated snaps.
He told Clodagh: ‘I was just thinking then that Clodagh, this might be something that you might want to consider.
‘Just if the cooking never works out for…’
Whoops: The presenter was teasing the programme’s upcoming line-up alongside his wife Ruth and made a clumsy joke at Clodagh’s expense
Clodagh said: ‘What has that got to do with me?’, to which Eamonn replied: ‘Well, I’m just saying. If things went wrong you can always be the sexiest cook on the internet.’
Baffled viewers quickly took to Twitter to share their shock at the comment, before slamming the presenter’s ‘sexist ramblings’.
‘Did Eamonn just basically tell Clodagh she can strip on the internet if her cooking fails?’ wrote one, while a second sarcastically sniped: ‘Eamonn, he’s on top form.’
Another furious viewer raged: ‘Nothing to see here, just the usual dose of Eamonn’s sexist ramblings!!
‘Telling Clodagh that she can sell her body if the celebrity chef thing doesn’t work out is prime time Eamonn Holmes!’
Baffled viewers quickly took to Twitter to share their shock at the comment slam the presenter’s ‘sexist ramblings’
On Tuesday night, Eamonn revealed he had undergone a second physio session of the day and he was advised to have his second cold shower of the day.
He wrote on Twitter: ‘Physio just left after 2nd session of the day . He said my body was hot … result being that I Needed to cool off with my 2nd Cold Shower of the day…..Let’s hope it helps me sleep soundly Zzzzź (sic)’
Earlier in the day, Eamonn admitted he had undergone a physio session at 4.30am ahead of co-hosting This Morning.
He tweeted: ‘Hey , busy day so far ….. 1 hour physio at 4.30 am to get match fit for today’s #ThisMorning …. followed by the Cold shower routine ! All this will either kill me or cure me. So far , so good though and remember I’m going to be sharing your #ChronicPain stories & advice. (sic)’
It was on Monday’s episode that Eamonn admitted his suffering was due to a back injury.
Despite Clodagh asking what the segment had to do with her, Eamonn went on to say that she could be the ‘sexiest chef on the internet’ if things were to ‘go wrong’
He said: ‘Those of you who follow me on social media will know, about a month ago I did something to my back, I don’t know how I did it, getting into the car, getting out of a car, getting out of bed, whatever.
‘I’ve got an MRI scan, but the trouble is, everything closes for Easter, I haven’t got it analysed yet, but what I do know is, I can’t sleep at night.
‘The pain is absolutely worse at night. The humbling thing is when you go on social media and you talk to people who suffer from this, age isn’t a barrier, where you live isn’t a barrier, how much you earn isn’t a barrier.’
Struggles: On Monday’s show, the presenter used a walking stick to enter the studio as his wife Ruth admitted it ‘takes him so long walking’
Eamonn’s situation prompted a phone-in on the show about chronic pain.
He added: ‘So many of you have this chronic pain situation, from all different sources. So let’s talk about this, let’s talk to each other, let’s talk to a doctor, we are talking to a pain expert.
‘I’ve had this a month, I hope I won’t have this much longer, but there are people who have lived with chronic pain their whole lives.’
Later on the show, the presenter used a walking stick to enter the studio as his wife Ruth admitted it ‘takes him so long walking’.
She said: ‘Many of you who follow Eamonn on social media know he has been talking a lot about chronic pain. It’s ironic actually he’s not here as he had to nip to the loo.
‘Because it takes him so long walking, he’s just on his way back and he will be here any minute. Here he is, it takes him longer to walk.’
Hospital visit: Eamonn returned home from having tests in hospital after struggling with chronic ‘pain he’s never experienced in his life’ on Friday