Eamonn Holmes shares health goals post-Ruth Langsford split amid photoshop accusations

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Eamonn Holmes has updated fans on his health journey, revealing his "next aim" after parting ways professionally with Ruth Langsford, though he faced criticism for allegedly editing his photo.

Since 2016, the TV presenter has been dealing with a slew of health problems and recently caused worry when he had to abruptly leave his live TV slot due to illness. He opened up about being "on borrowed time" in relation to his health struggles during an interview with The Mirror.

Last month at the TRIC awards, Holmes turned heads as he arrived in a state-of-the-art wheelchair. He had a "life-changing" hip operation in 2016, having put off the procedure for thirty years.

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A subsequent spinal surgery took place in 2022, but his recovery was halted by a fall leading to a broken shoulder.

Acknowledging that walking is currently a challenge, the father of four has kept his social media followers informed about his condition. In a post on Instagram, Holmes appeared standing, leaning against a doorway, dressed in white trousers and a navy sweater, reports the Irish Mirror.

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Eamonn Holmes shares health update and painful struggle amird bitter Ruth split -Credit:eamonnholmes/Instagram

Alongside the photo he wrote: "Hard to stand up but next my aim is to walk . Off to a birthday party today . What about you ? ".

His supporters rallied around him, with comments like: "Your doing well Eamonn keep it up xx."

and "Looking good. Enjoy your party x."

An additional fan reminded him to: "Look after yourself and enjoy your party."

However, some followers suggested Eamonn had edited the photo as the doorframe appeared to bend. One follower claimed: "He's edited this pic, if you look bottom right, it's curved lol."

Another added: "look at the door as well."

Someone else commented: "oh dear god lmao, photoshop fail ah Eamonn come on."

Yet one fan hit back: "So what does it matter. We all edit photos to make us look and feel better."

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TRIC 2024 Eamonn Holmes -Credit:Adam Gerrard / Daily Mirror

Back in May, Eamonn and wife Ruth Langsford announced their shock split after 14 years of marriage. Ruth has reportedly been grappling with "agonising guilt" in light of her estranged husband's ongoing health struggles.

It has been said she's worried about appearing as if she's "abandoned" him.

A source revealed to Bella magazine that Ruth felt "terribly guilty" and seeing recent photos of a frail Eamonn has been incredibly difficult for her. The source added: "Even though she has every right to live her life and do what is right for her - she's convinced the public will see her as abandoning Eamonn in his time of need as he struggles with his health."

Speaking to the Mirror , Eamonn acknowledged being on "borrowed time" while discussing his health issues. "I'm not OK. This is not a good time at all," he confessed before making an emotional appeal to his estranged wife.

Reflecting on their 14-year marriage, he said: "It's too early to say but I hope we can still be friends."

Eamonn Holmes had a challenging double-hip replacement operation that lasted over three hours in 2016. He later shared his struggle with shingles in 2018, which unfortunately coincided with his son Declan's wedding day.

In September 2021, during an appearance on Loose Women, he talked about his health issues that prevented him from hosting This Morning three years earlier. His battle with chronic back pain began unexpectedly in spring 2021.

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