Eamonn Holmes says people have been 'mocking' him as he opens up on debilitating chronic pain issues
Eamonn Holmes has told how people have been 'mocking' him after he was seen using a mobility scooter. Last week the GB New presenter took to social media with a snap of himself as he enjoyed the hottest day of the year at Goodwood House where the 2023 Goodwood Revival was taking place.
The event is a three-day September festival celebrating the halcyon days of motor racing with the accompanying glamour of 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. And Eamonn appeared to enjoy himself as he posted a snap of himself on his Instagram profile which showed him tucking into an ice cream as he took a break from the action.
But some of his followers couldn't help that Eamonn is now using a mobility scooter after being open and frank about his health woes. The 63-year-old has now, however, spoken out about some of the messages his received after fans defended him at the time.
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Eamonn told Best magazine about his mobility issues and said: "Some people were mocking me on social media… 'Oh, look at Eamonn, he’s in a mobility scooter!' I replied, saying, 'I would prefer if I wasn’t in it but how else would I have got around?'. The alternative is I don’t go anywhere, and I sit in my armchair, work in the office. So, I go out… It's mentally uplifting to get out."
Eamonn also spoke about how it has made him feel to receive physical help from people and said: "Humble, helpless but grateful. However, it's truly draining when you have to say, 'Do you mind? Could you…? Thank you, I'm sorry'. The good news is the op last year cured me of my