Eamonn Holmes revealed in a series of late-night tweets on Friday that he suffers from “ chronic pain ” that has caused insomnia.
The TV presenter, 61, shared his woes with fans during the night when he posted on Twitter at around 2:30 a.m. struggling to sleep.
He wrote: ‘In that Twilight Zone between Night and Morning. Anyone else thinks these hours are the worst … especially if you have chronic pain? ‘
Candid: Eamonn Holmes revealed he was suffering from ‘chronic pain’ causing insomnia in a series of late night tweets on Friday (pictured in October)
Eamonn admitted that the “night is worse” and he feels there is “no escape” from the pain he is suffering.
Eamonn replied to a fan, adding, “I just want people who are suffering to know there are others out there and maybe they can talk to each other and exchange advice here?”
The media personality chatted with several of his followers on the social media platform, who also struggled to fall asleep in the early hours.
Eamonn has been candid about his health in the past and openly discussed his double hip surgery in 2016, even revealing that he feared he would die during the surgery.
‘Does anyone else think these hours are the worst?’: The TV host, 61, shared his woes with fans when he posted on Twitter around 2:30 a.m. struggling to sleep (photo in January)
Frank: Eamonn opened the conversation to his followers, with many replying that they too had trouble falling asleep
Response: He replied to a fan who said he ‘wants people who are suffering to know there are others’ so they can share tips and advice
“The Night Is Worse”: In another comment, Eamonn said dusk is the hardest
Struggle: Eamonn agreed with another follower, saying there is ‘no escape’
In 2017 he told the Daily Star Sunday: ‘It was a very depressing week when I did it. I remember Sky News calling me and said, “Have you heard about Terry Wogan?”
‘And I went under the knife that week. It was very ominous. I was not very optimistic about the whole thing.
‘Ruth [Langsford, his wife] said to me, “Should you let them do both?” She was afraid she would lose me. ‘
Eamonn eventually went under the knife after enduring pain in his hips, back, and legs for 25 years. He even discussed how the pain had affected his career, with the TV presenter turning down some work if it meant getting up for a long time.
What is Chronic Pain?
Chronic or persistent pain is when pain persists for more than 12 weeks despite medication or treatment to try to relieve the suffering.
People suffering from diabetes, arthritis, irritable bowl, or fibromyalgia are among those who can also experience chronic pain.
Ways to manage pain include tempering yourself, finding ways to relax or reduce stress, taking medication, and exercising regularly.
Physical therapy is also another treatment option. This can include manipulation, stretching, and pain-relieving exercises.
The NHS also recommends trying to go to work despite pain, as this activity can distract the pain.
Charities Pain Concern and Action On Pain can also provide more information and advice.
The presenter returned to the airwaves just 10 weeks after undergoing his double hip surgery.
And after recovering from the procedure, which he’d been avoiding since he was 36 years old, Eamonn admitted that he had “ revived ”
Eamonn has also spoken in the past about the panic attacks he suffered after his father’s sudden death.
The presenter’s father, Leonard, died suddenly of a heart attack when he was 64, leaving Eamonn plagued with guilt for not saying goodbye.
Open: Eamonn has been candid about his health in the past and openly discussed his double hip surgery in 2016, even revealing that he feared he would die during the surgery (photo in February)
Speaking on This Morning in 2018, Eamonn said he had once suffered a live panic attack while presenting breakfast TV, which he struggled to hide, and even had to be hospitalized twice.
Eamonn hasn’t had a panic attack in 27 years, which he says is the result of telling himself he was going to be okay.
He explained, ‘I’ve had some panic attacks, thank god it was 27 years or so ago … I thought I was going to die, my coping strategy was to realize I’m not going to die, but I never would. associated with a mental problem. ‘
Eamonn has seen in retrospect that he may have suffered them because of his father’s untimely death.
He continued: “I think looking back on it, it was a result of my father’s sudden death and the fact that I couldn’t say goodbye to him. I associated being away from home with bad things. ‘
Couple: Eamonn and his wife Ruth Langsford got married in 2010 after meeting in 1997. They have one son together, Jack (pictured on This Morning)