Fern Britton updated her fans on her health after undergoing shoulder replacement surgery.
The former This Morning host, 66, disclosed last year that she had arthritis and was awaiting surgery to’sort it out.’
In her most recent Instagram image, the TV personality wore a medical gown and wore her arm in a sling.
She penned: ‘Morning all!! shoulder replacement done and a success. I can’t thank the staff at #StMichaels #NHS hospital in Hayle, Cornwall, enough.
‘Such care and kindness. Back home, Barbara is in her doctor’s uniform and attending to me constantly… Mostly telling me it’s time for her breakfast, elevenses, lunch, tea, supper… Thank you to my friends Jane, Two Cups, Double C and my lovely girls Grace and Winnie.’
She concluded: ‘I’m very lucky! See you soon… When I can train my left hand to put a bit of lippy on without looking like the joker. And if you are in a similar situation, I send my love.’
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People who have severely painful shoulder joints and restricted movement may benefit from shoulder replacement surgery, which involves replacing the whole socket of the shoulder or sections of the shoulder.
Fern previously discussed her struggles with arthritis, a disorder that causes joint discomfort and inflammation.
During an interview with Woman & Home last year, the mother-of-four explained: ‘I’ve got arthritis settling in everywhere.
‘My knee is really bad and so is my shoulder. I’m waiting on a list for a surgeon to sort it out. It’s very boring when your body starts to be in pain all the time.”
She added to Good Housekeeping: ‘I’ve got arthritis in one of my knees and I’m about to have a shoulder replacement!’
Fern hosted the ITV show from 1999 to 2009, initially with John Leslie for the first three years and then with Phillip Schofield for the last seven.