Eamonn Holmes pictured in wheelchair as he battles continuing pain

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Eamonn Holmes has been pictured in a wheelchair as he battles back pain -Credit:Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock

TV news presenter Eamonn Holmes has been spotted in a wheelchair while he undergoes treatment for chronic back pain. The GB News host, who is still working at the channel three days a week, was seen in Notting Hill in West London last week, where it is understood he is receiving treatment that includes painful physiotherapy sessions.

Eamonn, who is 64, regularly uses two sticks to help aid his mobility, but also sometimes uses a wheelchair. The photographs show him wearing comfortable clothes and a pair of slippers, and holding a pair of crutches while being pushed in his wheelchair. He does walk into the building using the crutches with the help of a man and a woman, but when he emerged later he was back in the wheelchair and then left in a waiting car.

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Eamonn Holmes is undergoing painful physio -Credit:No credit

A source told The Mirror: "Eamonn has been using walking aids for around 18 months now so not much has changed unfortunately. He is doing everything he can but the lack of progress from the physio has obviously been a bit frustrating.”

"But he continues to have physio sessions pretty much every day and continues to work hard in his rehabilitation. He is in pain a lot of the time and so that is not fun at all but he keeps going and he is loving his work still and he is a journalist at heart."

Eamonn has spoken about his injury and how he has realised he may now never be able to walk unaided. In January he said: “It’s as if somebody up there is playing with my life. In the past year I’ve had an operation on my back which went wrong and has confined me to a wheelchair. I’ve fallen and broken my shoulder. Honestly you could not make it up. I have tried every treatment, but you go, ‘Maybe I’ll never get out of it,’ which is a harsh reality to face.”

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford
Eamonn Holmes with wife Ruth Langsford -Credit:No credit

The presenter has been married to Loose Women star Ruth Langsford for 14 years, and she has also talked about his injury on the show. Back in January, she said: "He was struggling with bulging discs.Then he had a back operation, which you know was always that nerve-wracking moment isn't it? And then a few days after that he fell downstairs and broke his shoulder. So it's been a really difficult time, so I took some time off really to be at home and look after him.”

Eamonn first revealed he was suffering from chronic back pain back in 2021 after he was rushed to hospital and an MRI scan found he had a dislocated pelvis. He subsequently had surgery on his back to repair three slipped discs, but later revealed it was following the operation that he discovered he could no longer walk properly and was using a mobility scooter on occasion.

After a second back surgery, he returned to GB News and his show Breakfast with Eamonn and told viewers: "Basically, I can't walk. I can do everything... everything above here [gesturing to his waist] works, but it's the legs."