Eamonn Holmes feared he'd die after cutting himself by punching glass door

Julia Hunt
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Eamonn Holmes (PA)
Eamonn Holmes (PA)

This Morning’s Eamonn Holmes has told how he feared he would die after accidentally punching a glass door during an argument with his brother.

The TV star, 60, said he cut himself so badly he could see the bone and had to go to hospital for stitches.

According to the Mail, Holmes told Best that it happened when he was 14 as he rowed with Leonard, one of his four brothers.

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Holmes lashed out and accidentally struck a glass door.

"After extreme provocation, I would like to point out – I took a swing at his head with a left hook,” he explained.

“The problem arose when he decided to put a glass door between me and his face.”

Holmes said he could remember looking down at his wrist and seeing the bone, and that his dad rushed him off to hospital where his wound was stitched up.

"I was born in the very same hospital. In that moment in time, as blood gushed out of my hand and wrist, I thought I was going to die there as well,” he said.

Holmes was born and raised in Belfast.

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The star – who is married to bis fellow This Morning presenter Ruth Langsford - has previously said he and his brothers Leonard, Brian, Colm and Conor are very close.

Eamonn Holmes and  Ruth Langsford pose for photographers upon arrival at the National Television Awards in London, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford at the National Television Awards in 2016. (Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

He told The Guardian in 2013: “Growing up, the lack of space meant we were like bear cubs or dogs that were always biting and nipping at each other, but not now.

“Today they are my best friends and that's the same for all of us; we love each other's company, we love being with each other, we indulge heavily in, what they call in Belfast, the banter or the craic.”