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Eamonn Holmes announced the exciting news he’s set to become a grandad on Wednesday’s This Morning – amid his battle with chronic pain.
And now a source close to the TV presenter, 61, has told OK! online that while he’s thrilled with the “fantastic” news, they fear he’s struggling to cope as he deals with the horrific agony.
“Eamonn is absolutely over the moon about becoming a grandad. But he’s been in so much pain. He’s got a bulging disc and he’s just in absolute agony,” our source said.
“He’s been back on This Morning so he wanted to be good for that because he was so excited for it."
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The source continued: "He’s been really low with it. He’s not sleeping at all – he’s been in a bad place.
“He’s struggling to even walk. He’s beside himself. His friends don’t know how he’s coping – he’s done so well to even appear on This Morning.”
The source added: “It’s fantastic that he’s going to be a grandad. He’s so pleased. But he’s really got to get through this pain.”
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As he announced the exciting news alongside wife Ruth Langsford, Eamonn spoke about how tough the past few weeks have been as he struggles with chronic pain.
He revealed that he had been in tears over his pain, but the news that he is to be a grandad has left him overjoyed and in tears of joy.
He told viewers: "Now folks there is something I want to talk to you about today. It has been a tough year for everybody – and it has been a tough week for me.
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"I do not like complaining but I have been in a lot of pain.
"It has not been a good time and I have been in tears. And I have been in tears again here. Declan, my eldest boy, and Jenny, his partner, have announced that I will be a grandparent.
"Can you seriously believe that I would be a grandpa? I am far too young.
"I will get the catering all organised for the christening. I am very happy. I did not think I would be so happy. I got so emotional about it. I am so young and vibrant, and maybe it was because I've had a dour week. What lovely news."
Eamonn has been keeping fans updated with how he’s been coping with chronic pain.
He was admitted to hospital on 1 April after getting "pain like I've never experienced in my life" and while he's since returned to work on This Morning, doctors have been trying to help him through the horrific agony he's been in.
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