Ruth Langsford has shared a health update with fans after taking time off from ITV’s Loose Women.
The 63-year-old presenter has been away from the flagship show all week, taking to social media in her free time to joke about a “Lurgy” and a range of remedies she is experimenting with.
But on Friday, the star revealed on Instagram that she had contracted a chest infection.
She wrote: “My “Lurgy” is actually a chest infection! So I take antibiotics twice a day and a vaporizer!’
Alongside the post, she shared a short clip of the vaporizer in action, before another shortly after showed a box containing lemon, ginger leaves and manuka tea, on which Langsford wrote: “I’m trying everything!”
Update: Ruth Langsford has shared a health update with fans after taking time off from ITV’s Loose Women
On the mend: The 63-year-old presenter has been absent from the flagship show all week, taking to social media in her free time to joke about having a “Lurgy” and remedies she is experimenting with
Ruth has been keeping her fans updated on her condition after failing to appear on Loose Women.
On Tuesday, Ruth was shown mixing a mixture of lemon, orange, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, honey and a “big shot” of whiskey – something she described as a “hot toddy”.
She wrote at the time: “Got the Lurgy!” So I gave myself a hot toss and went back to bed!
“Lemon, orange, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, honey and a big shot of Irish whiskey.” Let’s hope this does the trick. At least it should help me sleep!’
Two days later, Ruth reported that she still felt exhausted and had made a “healthy soup” to ease her discomfort.
She put all the ingredients in a pot and wrote, “I still have the treat!” However, I got up from my sick bed to make myself a healthy soup.
“I gathered the veggies I had and added a carton of chicken bone broth from @frejafoods – just discovered this thanks to my lovely friend @justinemjones – it’s delicious!” (bought and paid for, not an ad!)
“Thanks for the recommendation, Justine! Add some cooked chicken and simmer in a bowl of nutritious goodness. As my grandma used to say, “It’ll put hairs on your chest”!!”
Unwell: But on Friday the star revealed on Instagram that she had contracted a chest infection
Determined: Alongside the post, she shared a short clip of the vaporizer in action, before another shortly after showed a box containing lemon, ginger leaves and manuka tea, on which Langsford wrote: “I’m trying everything!”
Friends and fans also rushed to the comments section of Langsford’s post, suggesting their own homemade cures for illnesses.
One suggested: “Old-fashioned bone broth soup is the best cold or flu remedy.” Full of anti-inflammatory benefits. Grandma really knew best.
Another added: “Last week I had the gastritis and the chicken and vegetable soup helped me. ‘Get well soon.’
This came after Eamonn Holmes joined GB News live on air during Wednesday’s show after his wife made a complaint.
The 63-year-old presenter was co-hosting the program with Isabel Webster when Ruth cheekily called.
As the camera panned back to Eamonn following the weather segment, he was seen standing behind the desk rather than sitting in his seat.
Embarrassing: It comes after Eamonn Holmes brought GB News to a halt live on air during Wednesday’s show after his wife Ruth made a complaint
As Isabel giggled, he explained, “The reason I’m standing here is because we had a viewer complaint.”
A member of the crew could be seen behind him as he continued: “Right, Maria, you put my chair down without me falling off and killing myself.” But the reason we do that is because a viewer complains has.’
Eamonn continued: “Her name is Mrs Ruth Langsford.” And she called and said she didn’t like the position of my seat.
“If I fall… is that okay?” I don’t know. Push me in, Maria. See, people think these things happen easily. Is that okay, Ms. Langsford? Is that ok?’ he laughed.