Eamonn has opened up about his condition (Credit: Rex)
Eamonn Holmes returned to This Morning after ‘chronic back pain’ left him hospitalised last week.
The 61-year-old presenter was back on the sofa with his wife Ruth Langsford on Monday as he was in good spirits and was able to joke about his condition.
Keeping his trademark wit and using the situation to poke fun at his partner, he quipped: ‘I’m really glad that the intense pain that I’m in during the evening, two o’clock, three o-clock in the morning, never effects you darling.
‘Never affects you once, not once do you say, “Are you darling? Where are you going to? Why are you getting out of bed?” Whatever – nothing disturbs you.
‘It’s a gift that you have, to be able to sleep unconcerned. Whereas I would take a little stool and sit besides you and mop your brow.’
Ruth laughed along and pointed out she does a lot to help her husband during the day, while he jokingly compared her to One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest character Nurse Ratched, who was also played by Sarah Paulson last year on haunting Netflix series Ratched.
He pondered: ‘Do you think I should hire a nurse in? Like, someone’s who kind and caring? Nurse Ratched there!’
Late last week, Eamonn revealed he’d gone to see doctors to work out what was causing ‘pain like I’ve never experienced in my life’.
However, with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield taking a break from This Morning for the Easter holidays, Eamonn and his wife Ruth were set to stand in after losing their Friday slot to Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary.
On Friday morning, he tweeted: ’Will have clearer picture of what’s causing my pain tomorrow but just to say folks like so many of you I’ve lived with variations of chronic pain for years.
‘Don’t allow it to stop me working & next week I’d like to be a voice for many of u & discuss the subject on This Morning.’
He added he is ‘proud that my experience has given you a voice and I’m humbled by your various and different experiences & your kindness to me’.
‘If between us we can get more solutions more understanding and more resources directed towards CP then that would be a result,’ he wrote.
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.