Eamonn Holmes details struggles with pain in health update ‘Today has not been a good day’

Eamonn Holmes enjoys 'new gadget' as he rests painful back

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This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes, 61, has addressed his battle with chronic back pain in a two-minute video he posted on Twitter. Despite thinking he was finally making a recovery after weeks of agonising pain, the TV star revealed that he had put “three discs” out in his back, which had led to him lying on a sofa in an effort to recover.

I thought I was getting better, but today has not been a good day

Eamonn Holmes

The husband of ITV host Ruth Langsford, 61, gave his one million Twitter followers an update on his health yesterday evening.

Eamonn started the clip with him lying back on a sofa, filming the video with a selfie stick.

“Hi everybody, this is Eamonn here,” he said.

The This Morning presenter went on to reveal that he was trying out a new gadget that was “supposed” to keep him in vision, as he lay on a sofa in pain.

“That’s my latest gimmick as I am laid up with my three discs out in my back.

“I thought I was turning a corner yesterday, I thought I was getting better, but today has not been a good day.”

The star went on to address the strange happenings in his neighbourhood, which included dogs and cars being stolen and trees making a disappearance, fans took to the comments to applaud the TV star on his sense of humour.

One wrote: “Eamonn, I’m happy via your video you have a great sense of humor through all the pain!”(sic)

Another penned: “I know all the subject matter in itself isn’t funny (including the pain), but god you gave me a laugh in these trying times.” (sic)

A third commented: “Lovely to hear your chatter Eamonn, missing you on the telly. Hope you’re starting to feel better.”

This candid clip comes a day after the TV host said he was “feeling good” for the first time in five weeks, following a round of steroid injections to ease his chronic pain.

Tweeting late on Monday night, the ITV star had a glimmer of hope for a once again pain-free life.

“My Physio has just left , and you know what?” he penned in view of his one million Twitter followers.

“For the first time in 5 weeks I feel good! Can’t believe I’m saying that but steroid injections from last week must be kicking in too.”

He added: “The comeback starts here… I hope.”

His loyal followers were ecstatic that Eamonn might finally be back to his old self, with one writing: “Amazing. Love to hear in more detail your treatment. Lower back pain for me. Seven months and it’s mentally draining and ruining my life.”

The ITV favourite presenter had previously spoken about trialling treatments such as cold water showers in an attempt to cure the chronic pain.

He also revealed that he was having physio in the early hours of the morning before going to present This Morning with wife Ruth.

Eamonn shared what initially prompted his long battle with chronic pain, explaining his symptoms were sparked when he “mysteriously” dislocated his pelvis, causing back problems.

Having gone for an MRI scan, he gave fans more of an insight into his health issues saying to The Irish Independent earlier this month: “I mysteriously dislocated my pelvis and I don’t know how — it’s not as erotic as it sounds.”

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