Eamonn Holmes apologises for ignoring fans’ messages as health battle leaves him ‘drained’

Eamonn Holmes reveals he’s going to be a grandad

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This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes, 61, has asked his fans for their forgiveness as he admitted to being “very bad” at responding to their well-wishes after he revealed he is going to welcome his first grandchild. The star announced that he is set to become a Grandpa in July in an emotional reveal on This Morning.

I have been very bad at answering and acknowledging so many “Grandpa”good wishes today

Eamonn Holmes

Taking to Twitter, the ITV host apologised to his one million fans for ignoring their comments of support.

He wrote: “I have been very bad at answering and acknowledging so many ‘Grandpa’ good wishes today.

“Please forgive and understand how draining and debilitating this Back pain I’m suffering is.”

It comes after Eamonn revealed that his chronic pain is making him feel exhausted.

He continued: “I’m drained. Had steroid injections today which will Hopefully turn the tide. #ChronicPain.”

Fans flocked to the comments section to voice their support for the host.

One wrote: “Eamonn don’t worry, people will understand.”

Another added: “So hope you feel better so very soon Eamonn.”

Eamonn left This Morning viewers filled with mixed emotions when he announced on the show he was going to be a grandad after teasing a “huge, personal” bombshell.

The star revealed his son Declan and daughter-in-law Jennie were expecting their first child together.

However, thanks to the pair’s sombre tone throughout the build-up, a number of viewers blasted the host for misleading them about the news.

“@EamonnHolmes so glad you’re going to be a granddad.. You had me worried for the last hour..,” one fan admitted on Twitter. “Also Granny @RuthieeL.. Congratulations to the parents of the new arrival due in July.”


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A second also vented the frustrations while congratulating the star: “Thought Eamonn Holmes was gonna retire or something… he’s gonna be a grandad? Great news but very badly worded… #ThisMorning.”

The ITV host has been open about his battle with chronic pain over the last few weeks.

The husband of presenter Ruth Langsford, 61, previously told fans how he’s having physio at 4.30am before his hosting duties to help alleviate the pain.

He also revealed that he’s resorted to having cold water showers which help to lift the “brain fog” he’s been experiencing as a result of the chronic pain.

Weeks ago the ITV favourite worried fans when he revealed that he was in hospital having scans done.

However, because of the Easter holiday, the star said he would only be given a diagnosis days after the break had ended.

Last week, the presenter promised that he wouldn’t let his pain stop him from presenting the ITV daytime show.

He has also promised to use his platform to raise awareness of chronic pain as a condition.

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