Eamonn Holmes attends Piers Morgan bash on crutches amid spinal surgery recovery

The star declared seeing friends 'better than medicine'

Eamonn Holmes was unable to travel to his mother's funeral in Belfast. (PA)
Eamonn Holmes (PA) (Ian West)

Eamonn Holmes 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.

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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."

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Vicky Pattison added: "Love you Eamonn," while Katie Piper said it was "good to see him smiling".

Anthea Turner also shared her love and wrote: "Wahoo!! Best painkiller!!"

Holmes, who is married to Loose Women star Ruth Langsford, had spinal surgery in September to correct his longtime chronic pain down to his dislocated pelvis.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Ruth Langsford (L) and Eamonn Holmes attend The TRIC Awards 2022 at The Grosvenor House Hotel on July 06, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford (Dave Benett/Getty Images) (David M. Benett via Getty Images)

He previously underwent a double hip replacement in 2016.

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."

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However, he suffered a setback in his recovery just weeks later after fracturing his shoulder in a fall at the end of October.

His recovery is so restrictive it meant he was unable to attend his mother Josie's funeral in Belfast in November, following her death aged 93.