Doctors informed Eamonn Holmes, 61, that shingles may cause him to go blind.
Eamonn Holmes has expressed his fear after learning that his failing health during his shingles struggle may have resulted in him going entirely blind.
Eamonn Holmes, the host of This Morning, was stricken with shingles a few years ago, and doctors warned him that he could have gone blind.
Back in 2018, Eamonn, 61, claimed that when he awoke and looked in the mirror, he was shocked to see that his face was covered in red marks.
Earlier this year, the Irish-born host admitted that his appearance resembled something from a “horror movie” as he spoke frankly about his ailment.
“When I called my doctor and stated it was on my face, the first question was, ‘Is it near your eyes?'” Ruth Langsford’s husband told The Mirror.
He went on to say that his doctor told him, “Don’t touch your eyes because it could harm your vision – you could go blind, get down here and let me see,” which frightened him.
Eamonn became poorly for several weeks after contracting shingles, a rash produced by the chickenpox virus reappearing.
“I had to ask my mother if I’d had chickenpox, and she answered, ‘Of course you have!'” he said to the publication.
But I had assumed that shingles only happened to stressed-out women with young children, so it came as a complete shock to me.”
After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus remains dormant in their body and can resurface under certain circumstances, such as stress or chemotherapy.
Although it is estimated that 90 percent of individuals in the UK have had chickenpox, a recent GSK poll found that over 2,000 people have little knowledge of the virus.
Around 60% of respondents were aware that having chickenpox puts you at risk of contracting the shingles virus later.
However, Eamonn said that he feels his illness was brought on by stress following a lengthy legal battle with Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs.
“HM Revenue & Customs had decided to contest my position as a freelancer [saying he was an employee of ITV and hence due to pay more tax],” he explained.
Eamonn confessed that it was “the most harrowing experience” of his life, claiming that he had been subjected to “total abuse and harassment” for a week.
During his health battle, the actor previously stated that he looked “like Quasimodo.”
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