Eamonn Holmes spotted with walking stick at football match after 'agonising' health issues

Eamonn Holmes, 62, was spotted among Manchester United fans at Old Trafford on Saturday as he walked towards the pitch with the aid of a walking stick. Eamonn previously opened up about his health issues which have impacted his mobility.

A video shared to social media showed the GB News presenter making his way to the ground as he clutched a black walking stick.

Eamonn was delighted to be there and mingled with Manchester United fans as he walked.

He proclaimed: “These are my people, this is what this is all about.

“There are two places that I feel really at home, in Belfast, and the other one is Manchester.

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“I still have family connections in Manchester and it just feels like coming home…it’s my comfort blanket.”

In the clip shared to his 755,000 Instagram followers, Eamonn told fans that he was watching the Liverpool and Manchester United Legends game in aid of the Manchester United Foundation.

His fans were thrilled to see the journalist up and about and took to the comments to share their well-wishes.

Sheila penned: “Looking fantastic it’s really good to see you out in Manchester you’re a legend, marvelous entertainer.”

He has a trapped sciatic nerve which has become a recurring battle leaving him struggling to walk.

He said in December: “I don’t walk, it’s more of a wobble. It has been very difficult this year.

“For months now I haven’t been able to walk, sometimes at all, and it has really taken its toll on everyone around me too… Even my own family is bored of my moaning.  

“It has caused some strain and Ruth is fed up of hearing about it and of me saying I can’t walk the dog or tidy up.

“But I can’t help it. It’s agony,” he added to The Sun.

Eamonn also revealed that he had been given a walking stick by his close friend, Sue Johnston.

 
The NHS explains that a trapped sciatic nerve is also referred to as sciatica

It is where the nerve which runs from your lower back to your feet, is irritated or compressed.  

It usually gets better in four to six weeks but can last longer. 

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