12:21 11 July 2012
TV host Eamonn Holmes recently revealed that he is in “constant pain” due to his failing hips, which also keeps him from being able to bend over.
The 52-year-old TV personality now requires a double hip replacement operation due to a genetic defect that puts him in so much agony. The condition causes cartilage degeneration, which means his bones are rubbing against each other. The illness is hereditary and had been passed down to him by his mum.
“I’m aware of the pain every day,” he says. Despite this, Holmes is reported to have been putting off the operation for the past ten years.
Instead of getting the operation straightaway, Holmes said, “I will keep going until they fall off and then I will get them done.”
Holmes clarified that the surgery will not give him any more flexibility than he currently has but that it “might ease the pain.”
The invasive operation is said to worry the TV host so much that he has already began thinking about death. He says that he wants to be buried with either his father or his mother, and that he has already decided on his epitaph: “Now he can rest” or “At least now he’s having a sleep.” He chose these because he’s always seen himself as “a man in a hurry.”
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