Eamonn Holmes sends Liam Gallagher a warning after he refuses to have a hip replacement

Liam Gallagher, 49, has revealed that he has hip pain due to arthritis but does not want to have a hip replacement due to the ‘stigma’ surrounding it. The star was diagnosed with arthritis three years ago and had to give up running and use herbal sleeping pills for rest. Eamonn Holmes, who underwent a hip replacement at age 55, wrote in the Telegraph: “Don’t look back in anger, Liam, just do it.”

“Okay, Liam, I was there and did that and got the shirt,” he wrote.

“I refused the same operation for three decades, thinking that grating during pain was much less embarrassing than having surgery on 75-year-olds.

“Honestly? Waiting was the worst decision I ever made.

“Having replaced both seven years ago, at 55, I have no regrets: in fact, my life has changed.”

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In response to his fear of ‘stigma’, Holmes was somewhat understanding, given the ‘irony’ that young men undergoing surgery might go through.

Holmes revealed that in his editing room at GBNews, his colleagues laughed at the prospect of the international rock star undergoing a hip replacement.

Holmes wrote, “They were all tickled by the idea of ​​a rocker like him facing ‘over the hill’–but I saw nothing funny about it.

However, the former ITV presenter suggested that being painless due to a hip replacement “wins” the ridicule.

“People who don’t have this have no idea how chronic the pain is. Nights of restlessness or inability to drive, let alone do anything more physically active,” added Holmes.

“If he doesn’t come to your door, you should be frankly grateful. For the afflicted, though, if the choices are sarcasm or pain-free, the latter wins every time.”

He also argued that the surgery wasn’t too stressful, comparing it to a quick “Formula One stop,” and remembering that his wife was adamant she wouldn’t push him in a wheelchair.

“I am frankly evangelical that no matter what age, stage, or reason you are in for needing surgery, having it will only improve your life,” Holmes wrote.

“People should be more understanding and thankful for having the technology and staff to make this all so seamless.”

Recovery times for a hip replacement vary from person to person. Most people stay in the hospital for three to five days after a hip replacement.

Over the past few years, waiting times for a hip replacement through the NHS have increased significantly.

The NHS has a target waiting time of 18 weeks, however, many people have had to wait much longer than that. According to the Royal College of Surgeons of England, more than two million people have been waiting longer than the legal 18 weeks.

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