Eamonn Holmes admits he feels “helpless” in latest health update


Eamonn Holmes has been open about his health journey in recent months.

He took a break from his presenting slot after injuring his back and having to undergo surgery.

Now he has admitted that at times he feels “helpless” as he continues his journey to recovery.

He explained that he felt “humble” when asking for help from those closest to him.

Eamonn Holmes

Speaking to Best Magazine, he said: “Humble, helpless but grateful. However, it’s truly draining when you have to say, ‘do you mind? Could you…? Thank you, I’m sorry.’

“The good news is the op last year cured me of my back pain…I lost full mobility. I’m doing everything I can to get better. But it’s slow.”

Following his surgery, his mobility was restricted and he now relies on a mobility scooter to get around. However, he admits that he has gotten some flack for it on social media.

“Some people were mocking me on social media last night. ‘Oh, look at Eamonn, he’s in a mobility scooter!’ I replied, saying ‘I would prefer if I wasn’t in it but how else would I have got around?’,” he confessed.

Eamonn Holmes

“The alternative is I don’t go anywhere, and I sit in my armchair, work in the office. So, I go out… It’s mentally uplifting to get out.”

Eamonn underwent surgery on his back last year before suffering a fall down the stairs shortly after his operation.

Remembering the pain, Eamonn told the Daily Mail: “Suddenly it was as if someone had shot my left knee from behind.”

“It literally collapsed without any warning. I was on a curve of the stairs, and I just went back down the stairs, boom, boom, boom down the whole staircase until I hit the stone floor in the hallway. Blood was pouring out my mouth, and a bone was sticking out my shoulder.”

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