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Financial expert Martin Lewis has been forced to cancel all his upcoming TV appearances, due to a severe throat ulcer.
The Money Saving Expert founder said that he was ‘shaking with nerves’ over having to appear on Good Morning Britain earlier this week because of the pain he is suffering.
In a post to Twitter, he told followers that he has often found himself in tears, and can barely speak or eat.
“Throatgate day 4. Thanks for all the well wishes. I wanted to give you an honest update as so many of you have been asking and been so kind,” he wrote.
“Sadly, I’m no better – you’ll have seen I couldn’t do Good Morning Britain today – live TV is impossible. Last night I saw a specialist who confirmed I’ve a large, vicious ulcer in my throat (I won’t post a picture of it) – not a cold/flu.
“Unfortunately eating and speaking are truly agonising, causing the left of my face and neck to go into spasm – leaving me close (or sometimes in) tears.
“There is no treatment but to wait, though I’m finding that tough as there’s no sign of improvement and sleeping is hard. ‘I’m going to go and try and film the links for my Monday show today. I’ve been given a special local anaesthetic to get me through it (I’ve been told doing it won’t make things worse).
“The team are very considerate – I won’t be able to do retakes – and will have to rest 20 minutes before each take.
“I must admit to literally shaking with nerves about leaving the house to do it, but I’m doing it as I want to, as sitting in the house in pain has made me rather low.”
Throatgate day 4 – an honest update… pic.twitter.com/02fy8LuQJ0
— Martin Lewis (@MartinSLewis) February 7, 2019
In a later tweet, he added that the filming had been a success.
“Yesss! Just back from filming. I managed to make it through – not that sparky (you’ll see on Monday) but enough.
“The anaesthetic spray worked wonders. Now need to steel myself for stopping the spray and the pain coming back. Feel much better again having been productive tho.”