Eamonn Holmes has revealed he’s going under the knife after “suffering” for months.
The 62-year-old is taking some time away from GB News as he prepares to undergo vital back surgery on Wednesday.
The TV host admitted he was “praying” ahead of the operation, which is to relieve pressure on his static nerves.
Eamonn told the Express: “It’s an operation that carries a 20 per cent risk of going wrong, but such is the pain and restrictions that I have been suffering for the past 18 months, I’ve decided it is a risk I am willing to take.”
“In fact, it’s a risk I want to take because, at this moment in time, nothing could seem worse than the constant pain that runs through my lower back and legs.”
The TV personality said he “prays that God will guide [his] surgeon’s hand this week” to help him get back to the “man he used to be”.
Eamonn explained that the pain is sometimes so intense that his only “escape” is sleep.
The presenter temporarily stepped down form his role on GB News in June, after receiving hospital treatment for the painful condition.
A the time he temporarily stepped down, Eamonn tweeted: “Many of you have been asking why I haven’t been presenting GB News.”
“Unfortunately, due to a reoccurrence of a long-term back condition, I’ve had to undergo some unexpected hospital treatment and am now following Doctor’s orders by taking a short time off.”
“However I’m looking forward to being back alongside Isabel, my Breakfast co-presenter and friend, next week.”
“Even though I only joined GB News six months ago the whole team and our amazing audience have shown me immense support which has been greatly appreciated. I now just need some time with my family to heal and recuperate.”
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— Eamonn Holmes OBE (@EamonnHolmes) June 6, 2022