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Eamonn Holmes reveals he was worried he wouldn’t survive surgery

The star had a hip operation last year

This Morning’s Eamonn Holmes, 57, endured hip replacement surgery last year.

The star revealed he had suffered from excruciating pain for 25 years before going under the knife to sort the problem once and for all.

But now the presenter has revealed he thought his other half Ruth Langsford was an angel after waking from surgery.

Eamonn had a hip replacement last year (Credit: Twitter)

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Speaking to Now! magazine Eamonn said: “Ruth’s face was the first thing I saw. I said if this is Heaven, you’re the angel that I want.”

But Ruth, 57, quickly added: “He was drugged up to his eyeballs!”

She also “I knew Eamonn was thinking ‘This could be the last time I see my children’. The night before he went into hospital, I cried.”

Opening up about his op Eamonn told the Daily Star: “It was a very depressing week when I had it done.

“I remember Sky News rang me and said, ‘Have you heard about Terry Wogan?’

Ruth expressed her concerns for his surgery (Credit: IDS)

“And I was going under the knife that week. It was very foreboding. I was not very optimistic about the whole thing.”

He then went on to share Ruth’s concerns: “Ruth said to me, ‘Do you have to have both of them done?’ She was worried about losing me.”

After reflecting on his procedure experience, Eamonn said: “I felt like I was in a movie. Or the hospital drama Casualty.

“It was like an out-of-body experience — am I going back into my body or am I out of my body now? I didn’t know.”

The presenter said the op was like a “out-of-body experience” (Credit: IDS)

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In other news This Morning viewers slated Eamonn for his “awkward” greeting when introducing Caitlyn Jenner.

While Ruth gave Caitlyn a kiss and hug, Eamonn stood back before offering her a handshake.

But viewers were not impressed and shared their thoughts on Twitter.

“#thismorning Eamonn not comfortable with Caitlyn Jenner at all,” said one.

Another wrote: “Why didn’t Eamonn kiss her like any other female guest? #ThisMorning.”