You cant help Ruth Langsford addresses struggle of caring for Eamonn amid health battle

Loose Women: Ruth Langsford updates fans on husband's health

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Ruth Langsford hosted Loose Women on Tuesday afternoon and was joined by Coleen Nolan, Brenda Edwards and Gloria Hunniford. While on the programme, Ruth opened up about her personal life, sharing a recent challenge has impacted her relationship with husband Eamonn Holmes. She explained Eamonn had suffered with health difficulties recently and she’d taken on a caring role.

Eamonn recently opened up about the pain he’s been suffering from a trapped sciatic nerve.

The presenter has revealed the pain is so severe it’s left him struggling to walk.

Since he spoke about his health struggles, Ruth’s now confessed reading his comments made her sad.

Chatting on Loose Women, Ruth said: “Eamonn started his new job this week and because of that he’s been giving a lot of interviews, as you do.

“People have asked about his health because he’s had a really rough year this year.

“Bulging discs in his back, he hasn’t been able to walk properly, it’s transferred down his leg and he’s really finding it hard to walk,” she explained.

“He said in this interview, which actually made me feel a bit sad, he said ‘I think my family are a bit fed up with me now.’

“He said ‘The kids are a bit embarrassed about how I move around or don’t move around, and Ruth’s getting a bit fed up with me.’

“I thought, well, I am and I’m not. Do you know what I mean? It’s human.

“You can’t help, but when you’re helping someone all the time and they’re very incapacitated it’s hard to be Florence Nightingale all the time,” she admitted.

However, Ruth made it clear she understood how upsetting the situation is for her husband too.

The presenter reflected on how she believes Eamonn and others struggling with their health can feel when their loved ones take on caring duties.

She explained: “I think you feel that maybe you’re a bit of an inconvenience or burden.

“You know, a lot of people don’t want to be a burden on anybody,” Ruth added.

Detailing how Eamonn’s health challenges have impacted their relationship, Ruth said: “I can tell when Eamonn’s not fine.

“It might be something really small like he might just drop his glasses or something and I see it out of the corner of my eye and I see him trying.

“He’s like ‘Oh god’, so I rush over and then he’s obviously thinking ‘Oh now I’ve interrupted her.’

“He goes ‘It’s alright I’m fine’ and I go ‘No, it’s fine I’ll do it’ and I’ve done it.

“Then I think he thinks ‘Oh she’s annoyed she’s had to run over’,” she explained.

Loose Women airs weekdays at 12:30pm on ITV.

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