Eamonn Holmes fans send support as he says 'I looks different' amid chronic pain

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Eamonn Holmes fans send support as he says
Eamonn Holmes fans send support as he says 'I looks different' amid chronic pain

Eamonn Holmes' fans have rushed to support the star after he made a derogatory dig at his appearance amid his battle against chronic pain. The GB News presenter, 63, has been suffering with chronic pain - caused by a dislocated pelvis and a trapped sciatic nerve, among many other health concerns - and has described his struggles over the past two years as 'soul-destroying'.

The former This Morning star took to Instagram to poke fun at his ageing process after his adorable granddaughter found his autobiography at his home, which includes a cover-shoot of the TV star looking a lot younger while sporting his black hair before his locks later turned grey.

Eamonn referenced his changing looks before his followers and fans alike flocked to remind the Irish TV star that he has 'aged like fine wine' and that he has 'nothing to worry about' in terms of his appearance.

"So she finds this book in her Grandma's, and now she won't let it out of her sight. It's not that I even look the same these days," Eamonn joked before his admirers flocked to share their thoughts on his derogatory comment.

Eamonn Holmes fans send support as he says 'I looks different' amid chronic pain rriddqikeiqtkinvEamonn shared an adorable picture of his granddaughter (@eamonnholmes/Instagram)
Eamonn Holmes fans send support as he says 'I looks different' amid chronic painEamonn Holmes says 'I don't look the same these days' as fans rush to support him (Getty Images)

"You are ageing like fine wine Eamonn. I've never seen a man to do it as good as you. Looking well then, looking well now," one fan wrote, while another echoed: "Best looking man on TV if I do say so myself. You have absolutely nothing to worry about Eamonn."

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In recent months, Eamonn has regularly used a walking stick to help him get around after he slipped three discs in his back which have affected the movement of his right leg. He also underwent spinal surgery last September which left him with a weakened left leg.

Eamonn's streak of bad luck continued two weeks after his surgery while he was in recovery, when he fell backwards down 18 stairs at his home he shares with wife Ruth Langsford. The horrific fall left the former This Morning star with a broken shoulder, and further weakened the use of his legs.

The former This Morning star also recently admitted that he could have gone blind after he was struck down with Shingles, which he believes was bought on by a 'stressful' tax row. Eamonn is being ordered to pay an unexpected £250,000 tax bill following a 2020 court ruling.

Eamonn Holmes fans send support as he says 'I looks different' amid chronic painEamonn has been documenting his chronic pain journey on social media (Instagram)
Eamonn Holmes fans send support as he says 'I looks different' amid chronic painEamonn has poked fun at his ageing looks (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

The tribunal found that despite him arguing that he was freelance whilst on This Morning, he still counted as an ITV employee for tax purposes. He is now appealing against the ruling, and said the hearing was "the most stressful experience outside of losing my father. I was like a lamb to the slaughter - it was the most stressful, humiliating experience," he said.

Eamonn was left unable to work and believes that the stress of the tax case was what sparked shingles and said that the virus hit him so hard it looked 'as if someone had taken a baseball bat to my face'. His shingles attack then came on in 2018, just two weeks before his eldest son Declan's wedding.

Describing the illness he said: “It was bloody scary to see it. It looked as if someone had taken a baseball bat to my face and smashed me about a bit. Blindness could have been a complication in my case. The doctor said it’s really bad for you because it’s around your eyes, and could be bad for your ophthalmic nerves. Medically, it was pretty serious.”

Eamonn Holmes fans send support as he says 'I looks different' amid chronic painEamonn Holmes has been in and out of hospital with chronic pain (@EamonnHolmes/Twitter)
Eamonn Holmes fans send support as he says 'I looks different' amid chronic painEamonn Holmes says his 'chronic pain' gets worse at night (eamonnholmes/Instagram)

Despite it all, Eamonn has remained positive about his health battle, and earlier this year, he credited an S Club 7 star for helping him get back on his feet after such trauma to his body. Throughout his battle with chronic pain, Eamonn has been incredibly vocal about the realities of living life which immense setbacks - while also offering inspiration and hope to those who also find themselves in his position.

After sharing one post in particular, S Club 7 star Jo O'Meara reached out to Eamonn - and interaction which would help him more than he could have predicted. Jo, 43, has also suffered extensive back problems and recently underwent four painful surgeries on her back.

Eamonn regularly documents his chronic pain on social media, something which has earned him the praise of thousands of others who are currently going through the same experience as him.

Susan Knox

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