Ireland AM host Tommy Bowe gives update from home after knee surgery

Ireland AM presenter Tommy Bowe says he is recovering at home from knee surgery.

The former Ireland and Ulster rugby winger said he underwent a planned surgery to address damage from wear and tear during his sporting career.

His fans wondered where he was earlier this week, when broadcaster Anton Savage applied for him.

Meanwhile, Newstalk’s Sean Defoe also takes over for Bowe, but the political reporter confirmed earlier this morning that he will stay on.

Bowe, 38, had a hugely successful sports career, winning the Gram Slam with Ireland in 2009. He retired in 2018.

He told his Ireland AM fans about his surgery on Tuesday, as he shared a photo of himself wearing a hospital gown with the caption: “Think I fit in a dress!,” before adding, “Out to realign the knees.”


Former rugby star Tommy Bowe is recovering at home from knee surgery. Credits: @tommybowe

Bowe returned home yesterday and he thanked everyone for their messages in recent days. He said he would return to work on Saturday for the Ireland Vs Australia, Autumn International test.

“Thanks for the well wishes… neat little things on the knees… joys of life after the rugby game,” he wrote/

“Back to the Ire Aus match against @primevideosport on Saturday.”


Bowe shared the update with his followers on Instagram. Credits: @tommybowe

Bowe joins Ireland AM at the end of 2020 and talks to Independent Ireland At the time, the live TV job said it brought him a rush similar to competing in professional rugby.

“It was really something to perform in front of 80,000 people in Twickenham or Aviva; you know you have all those eyeballs watching you and you know it’s broadcast live on television,” he said.

“But I still get the same push and a little adrenaline rush when you see the red light come on (camera) in the morning and you wake everyone up and say hi.” Ireland AM host Tommy Bowe gives update from home after knee surgery

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