‘I like a good swear’: Eamonn Holmes confesses he deals with severe back pain by blurting out curse words

He may not be able to use offensive words on television as a presenter – but Eamonn Holmes loves to swear.

The GB News host, 62, told of his battle with chronic back pain last year after a dislocated pelvis led to three slipped discs.

Now he has revealed that using swear words helps him to deal with the agony.

Writing in Best magazine, Holmes said: ‘Swearing has got a bad reputation – which I personally think it doesn’t deserve. I have to be honest, I like a swear or two or three… it makes me feel better. How can anyone deal with pain without swearing?’

The GB News host, 62, told of his battle with chronic back pain last year after a dislocated pelvis led to three slipped discs. Now he has revealed that using swear words helps him to deal with the agony

He explained: ‘I have had a lot of pain over the past five or six years, so my swear box runneth over. I’m not saying it’s better than a couple of painkilling tablets, but it certainly has an initial short, sharp effect.’

The former This Morning presenter sees a physiotherapist every day, does exercises and also visits a masseuse. Last month, he was seen using a walking stick at an event at Bafta’s headquarters in London.

He acknowledged: ‘I accept listening to someone swear isn’t always the most wonderful experience, especially when it is in front of children… but it doesn’t half feel good when those curse words fly!’

Holmes also pointed to scientific studies to back up his use of swearing and claimed it can help people cope with frustrating situations.

He added: ‘Studies say swearing can have a truly liberating effect when we’re feeling bottled up with frustration.

‘Saying the F-word, or similar, can have an immediate calming impact. Pain is a good example.

‘I respect people’s right to be abhorred and offended but the science says, when used appropriately and responsibly, it turns out that sporadic outbursts of cursing, cussing, swearing are a good way to process the chaos of being human, in a world where so much isn’t under our control.’

Holmes first revealed his issues with chronic back pain in a series of late night tweets last year and said the agony was causing insomnia.

Holmes also shared how circulation boosters helped him ‘get back out there’ doing daily activities.

Holmes also pointed to scientific studies to back up his use of swearing and claimed it can help people cope with frustrating situations

Holmes also pointed to scientific studies to back up his use of swearing and claimed it can help people cope with frustrating situations

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