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Martin Lewis Cancels His Live TV Work Due To 'Agonising' Throat Ulcer

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Martin Lewis Cancels His Live TV Work Due To 'Agonising' Throat Ulcer

Martin Lewis has been left in 'agonising' pain with an untreatable throat ulcer that is making it 'impossible' for him to do all of his live TV work.

The MoneySavingExpert, 46, posted an update to Twitter explaining that there is 'no sign of improvement' and sleeping is 'hard'.

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He opened up about his health to Twitter followers after he had to cancel an appearance on Good Morning Britain yesterday because he is currently unable to speak and live TV is 'impossible'.

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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 a 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."

Consumer champion Martin Lewis outside Facebook's offices in London which he visited after recently launching a legal battle with the website. Credit: PA
Consumer champion Martin Lewis outside Facebook's offices in London which he visited after recently launching a legal battle with the website. Credit: PA
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He went on to explain that he is attempting to film links for his show on Monday but has only been in a position to do so after being given a local anaesthetic by his doctor.

He continued: "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."

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He later added: "Yesss! Just back from filming. I managed to make it through - not that sparky (you'll see on monday) but enough. The anaesthetic spray worked wonders.

"Now need to steel myself for stopping the spray and the pain coming back. Feel much better again having been productive tho".

Many fans of the penny-saving tipster have commented with well wishes. One person said: "Big of you to say you're feeling low about, if getting out and trying is going to make you feel better in yourself then give it a good go! You know what's best for you".

Well wishes have flooded in from fans after Martin Lewis explained that he was having to cancel live TV appearances following a throat ulcer. Credit: Twitter/@MartinSLewis
Well wishes have flooded in from fans after Martin Lewis explained that he was having to cancel live TV appearances following a throat ulcer. Credit: Twitter/@MartinSLewis
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Another added: "In my experience it is all about balance. As long as you are also taking steps yourself to get better ie boost immune system etc then getting out for a bit & satisfying your emotional needs is all good!"

A third commented: "All the best. You're so committed Martin and I applaud your passion. Rest well afterwards and don't let your health suffer. Your health IS the most important"

Get well soon, Martin.

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Topics: TV and Film, News, martin lewis

Rebecca Shepherd
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