Yesterday, the journalist spoke out on his Twitter page as he thanked fans for their good wishes over the news he is to become a grandfather.
He wrote: “I have been very bad at answering and acknowledging so many ‘Grandpa’ good wishes today.
“Please forgive and understand how draining and debilitating this Back pain I’m suffering is.
“I’m drained. Had steroid injections today which will Hopefully turn the tide. #ChronicPain.”