Eamonn Holmes is on crutches as his chronic pain battle continues.
The ITV star, 61, sparked concern last month when he revealed he was in hospital and seeking treatment over health issues.
During a special appearance on Loose Women alongside wife Ruth Langsford, Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash, he opened up about his health issues, explaining that he suffered ‘three slipped discs’.
Speaking to his co-stars, he said: ‘I actually have to come on here with a crutch, that’s the way I am at the moment.
‘I’ve got steroid injections and everything’s okay, and hopefully I’ll be on the mend.
‘Chronic pain, no matter what causes it – it doesn’t discriminate between whether you’re young or old, man or woman or whatever.
‘I couldn’t sleep at night, I just couldn’t sleep. Lying there at night, trying to get to sleep while Ruth was sound asleep beside me. Honestly it was awful.’
Discussing his recovery, Eamonn continued: ‘I’m six weeks down the road with that and I’ve got the injections which have taken away the acute pain.
‘I can sleep and that’s a blessing, absolutely great. But the physicality of not being able to talk straight…
‘I’m going to embark on a whole rehabilitation programme, I’ll get fit, I’ll get strong. It will take a while.’
Ruth added that it will be a ‘long road’ until the star is fully back on his feet again, explaining that it has been ‘difficult’ for them.
Eamonn had fans worried when he shared a selfie while at the hospital, at the beginning of the month, explaining he was in intense pain.
‘At hospital… pain like I’ve never experienced in my life,’ he tweeted at the time.
‘Need to find out what’s causing this. Wish me well.’
Ever the professional, he was back on our screens soon after, telling This Morning viewers that it stemmed from a back injury.
‘I didn’t really do anything, it got worse and worse and worse, and it turned into chronic pain,’ he said.
‘And basically, from the point of view that I literally could not sleep at night – night time was the absolute worst.’
Loose Women continues on weekdays, at 12.30, on ITV.
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