Eamonn Holmes in ‘a lot of pain all the time’, GB News colleague admits

Eamonn Holmes, 63, regularly takes to Instagram and speaks on GB News to share health updates, recently revealing that he had been suffering from disc problems, caused by a dislocated pelvis.

The former This Morning presenter has also been learning to walk again following surgery on his back in September, leaving Eamonn “desperate for results” in his recovery.

Saira Khan, 53, a close friend and former GB News colleague, has spoken to Express.co.uk about her friend’s health issues, admitting he is still “in pain a lot of the time”.

She said: “You know, I think he’s incredible because he’s in a lot of pain all the time.

“He really doesn’t moan about it, he just gets on with it and is amazingly professional and I learn and learned a lot from him.

“You know, you’ve got to get on and do the job, despite the fact he’s in a lot of pain. I just hope he takes some time out to distress but I know with Eamonn and the same with a lot of people, that they can’t stop something they have dedicated their whole life to.

“You don’t see it as work, you just love doing it, so it’s very difficult to switch off.”

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Saira then praised Eamonn for how good he is at his job but wished he would take a step back from work to prioritise his health.

The former Loose Women panellist continued: “You know, so I think he’s a remarkable human being, an amazing professional that has been amazing at helping this country’s dealings and talking about the news.

“But I say to him, that he really needs to take some time out to really address and make himself better, which is a whole mind shift.”

Saira worked with Eamonn in February on GB News for two news shows, revealing to Express.co.uk why she will not be going back to the show.

She explained: “I realised, oh my goodness, this is so hard. I know it was only a two-day stint, but I thought I just can’t do this.

“It was mainly because of the silly hours you know, you gotta get up at 3.30 in the morning.

“They said after how great they thought I was but I told Eamonn there was no way I was doing that again.

“I have a real respect for the people that do it, it’s a really hard job!”

On top of his disc and back problems, Eamonn was forced to take a break from his presenting role on GB News in November when he fractured his shoulder.

The injury came not long after he announced that his mother had died.

Eamonn had been recovering from his back operation at home when he fell down the stairs, resulting in a shoulder injury.

In line with Sleep Awareness Month, Saira has partnered with Woolroom to raise awareness of the UK’s unhealthy sleeping habits and educate the nation about how clean sleeping should be taken just as seriously as clean eating.

Speaking of the partnership, Saira said: “It took me many years to fully appreciate how important sleep is for me. Like so many people, I did not relate sleep to being integral to my overall health and well-being.

“Now in my 50s and going through menopause, I really understand the healing powers of a good night’s sleep and have put a focus on researching the right mattress, bedding and the right fibre to sleep with.

“I’ve finally realised that by prioritising a good night’s clean sleep as much as a clean diet and physical exercise, I am improving my overall mental and physical health.”

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