Martin Lewis reveals 'agonising' health issue that forced him to pull out of GMB

Martin Lewis

Martin Lewis took to his Facebook page recently to give his followers an update on his health, after sharing that he'd been feeling unwell for a few days.

The financial guru confessed to fans that his illness has kept him from doing Good Morning Britain for the last few days, as he has got 'no better'.

He revealed that he's suffering from a 'vicious' ulcer in his throat, making everyday tasks 'truly agonising' and often leaving him in tears.

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Martin wrote, 'Last night I saw a specialist who confirmed I've a large, vicious ulcer in my throat (i won't post the picture of it) - not a cold/flu. Unfortunately eating and speaking are truly agonising, causing the left of my face and neck to go into spasm - leaving me close (or sometimes in) tears.

'There is no treatment but to wait, though I'm finding that tough as there's no sign of improvement and sleeping is hard.'

Ever the hard worker, Martin went on to explain that he was planning to do some TV work amidst his illness, but that it'll be tricky to get through.

Martin Lewis

He said, "I'm going to go and try and film the links for my Monday show today. I've been given a special local anaesthetic to get me through it (I've been told doing it won't make things worse). The team are very considerate - I won't be able to do retakes - and will have to rest 20 minutes before each take.

"I must admit to literally shaking with nerves about leaving the house to do it, but I'm doing it as I want to, as sitting in the house in pain has made me rather low."

Fans of the MoneySavingExpert founder sent messages of sympathy to Martin, with many urging him not to push himself to work while he's not feeling up to it.

One commented on his post saying, 'take care but remember your health is much more important than any job x get well soon'.

And another fan echoed their thoughts, writing, 'Martin forget going to work - just stay home and rest rest rest! Best wishes for your recovery. 🙋🏻'.

Later in the day Martin posted an update sharing with his followers that he'd managed to get through the filming and that it actually left him feeling "much better again having been productive."

However, he did reassure fans that he was taking time out to rest too, writing later, 'To all those telling me to rest now. I am I promise. Feet up - thinking I may do a bit of Jack Ryan box set'.

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