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Eamonn Holmes reveals secret health battle during lockdown

Eamonn Holmes reveals secret health battle during lockdown - EpicNews

May 23, 2020 – 22:03 BST
Jenni McKnight

Eamonn Holmes revealed he has been battling a secret health subject during his time in lockdown. The This Morning star has been struggling in silence and admitted he is “not a well man” during an Instagram Live session on Saturday night time. Eamonn confessed that he has been suffering from persistent toothache, which has flared up since he has been in isolation, and because of lockdown guidelines he has been unable to go to a dentist.

Explaining that he first encountered the problem in January, Eamonn stated: “I’m not a well man. I had a bit of a toothache in January and I went to the dentist. He said, ‘well that’s very strange because that tooth hasn’t got a nerve in it’. So he took an X-ray and said, ‘there must be some remnant, take some antibiotics but there’s a danger it could need a lot of work done, maybe an extraction.’ So I thought, ‘forget that, I’ve too much to do can’t take time off work.'”

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He continued: “Now I’ve got time off and a lot of time on my hands, my goodness my toothache has decided to come back. If I eat, press down on it, if I drink something hot or cold, if I talk or just breathe it hurts! So I’m on antibiotics at the moment but the dentists won’t appear again until maybe July.”

However, after consulting his dentist on the telephone, Eamonn revealed his fears about having his tooth eliminated could also be inevitable, and will even result in him needing dentures. He added: “I spoke to the dentist on the phone and he said it may involve an extraction. Now at my age I don’t want to be in that situation where your cheeks go hollow and sallow, and you end up with that old man look. Maybe it’s leading to dentures. I don’t want my tooth coming out but anyway, that’s what’s around the bend for me.”

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