has got back on his feet to join Piers Morgan at a Christmas bash following his spinal surgery.
The 63-year-old TV host, who is recovering from a dislocated pelvis and slipped discs, arrived at the party on crutches in order to socialise with his longtime friend.
Wearing a grey suit for the occasion, Holmes beamed as he reunited with Morgan, who was in a black unbuttoned shirt as he let his hair down for the evening.
Sharing photos on his Instagram account, Holmes declared: "Big step forward for me tonight - literally. Got myself to a Christmas gathering hosted by Piers.
"Felt really good being out and mixing. Better than medicine. Happy Christmas everyone."
His celeb followers were quick to cheer him on, with Ray Winstone saying: "Happy Christmas Eamonn, much love to all, stay fit and well."
Anthea Turner also shared her love and wrote: "Wahoo!! Best painkiller!!"
Ahead of the operation, he 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."