This Morning's Ruth Langsford supports beloved mum after she's left 'battered' by fall
This Morning presenter Ruth Langsford had revealed her beloved mum Joan has suffered a fall.
The 61-year-old said that her mum had been left "battered and bruised" after the incident and was unable to eat her Sunday dinner as she recovers.
Taking to Instagram, Ruth shared a video of her mum looking in better spirits as she cuddled the family dog Maggie.
"Sadly no Mum for Sunday lunch today….she’s had a fall," Ruth told her one million followers.
"Nothing broken thank goodness but quite battered & bruised poor love. She needs a walking frame to get around at the moment and is still in some pain but typical Mum…stoic and cheerful as ever.
"Maggie giving her some healing love. #mum #family #love #sunday."
Worried fans took to the comment section to share their well wishes for Joan.
Author Juliet Sear commented: "Hope she recovered well soon, lovely to have a Maggie (and Ruth!) visit! Xxx."
"Oh dear! Hope your Mum makes a full recovery!" one user added, while another said: "Big cuddle for your lovely mum, get well soon."
One concerned fan said: "Oh bless her , hope she soon recovers," and one user commented: "Sorry to hear this. Maggie is the best tonic."
Ruth shares a very close bond with her mum and during the lockdown this year, spoke openly about her anguish about them being kept apart for months.
in March, Ruth finally got to reunite with her mum in a care home.
During lockdown residents of care homes have not been allowed visitors, but the rule changes meant Ruth got to see Joan.
The TV star, who is married to Eamonn Holmes, took a Covid test and was then able to reunite with her mum.
Ruth posted a short picture of herself sitting in her car with her dog Maggie, telling fans she was waiting to hear if she can go and see Joan in her care home.
She wrote: "Waiting with Maggie to get the result of a Covid test so I can go in and see my mum in her room."
The telly star added a fingers crossed emoji.
She then added a video showing her mum fussing Maggie, adding: "On #internationalwomensday I got, at last, to spend an hour of it with the most inspirational woman in my life...
"My darling Mum Maggie was SO excited to see her too!"
During the peak of lockdown, Ruth opened up about only being able to keep in touch with her via phone.
Speaking on Loose Women in February, Ruth said: "I've seen my mum through a window, I phone her all the time, but I haven’t physically touched and that's always a big concern."
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