Eamonn Holmes "braved the pain" to return to work after having his wisdom tooth pulled out.
The 60-year-old television presenter visited the dentist on Monday (08.06.20) after an abscess grew around one of his teeth, but decided to ignore the pain and return to work just days after having the tooth removed.
Speaking on ‘This Morning’ on Friday (12.06.20), he explained: "I had a decayed tooth in lockdown with an abscess there. My procedure, my operation and the extraction went without a hitch. It took about three people in the dental surgery to get the wisdom tooth out. And it was like a cartoon tooth, it’s got one big root there and one big root there."
Eamonn first mentioned his trip to the dentist on Twitter shortly after the procedure.
He wrote: "Just out of the Dentist …. HIM ‘You have a nasty abscess in your Wisdom tooth. We are going to have to take that out. ME ‘Oh , when is that likely to happen?’ HIM ‘Now !’ And it literally looked like this [tooth emoji]."
Eamonn nearly backed out of the procedure as he was nervous, but realised it was better to get it done sooner rather than later.
He added: "I nearly delayed , and then I took a deep breath . Get it done (sic)"
Speaking on ‘This Morning’, his wife Ruth Langsford said she didn’t realise how painful the abscess was for her husband and he refused to make a "big deal" about it.
She said: "I didn’t even know it happened. You were very quiet about it."
Eamonn added: "But I didn’t talk about it and make a big deal, I just got on with life. I was exhausted at times. Anyway, I’ve decided to come into work today. I’m braving the pain and recovering over the next two and a half hours."