Tommy O’Neill is one of Fair City’s core actors, having played Detective John Deegan on the popular soap opera for the last number of years.
Yet he also lives with back pain, which originated in a car crash 30 years ago. “I’ve gone through everything to tackle back pain,” said Tommy (57), who has also starred in The Tudors, Veronica Guerin, The General, The Boxer, Ballykissangel, and The Riddle alongside hardman Vinnie Jones.
“Sometimes, the pain would have been very bad, other times, it was just a niggle, but I’ve also been depressed with it and used to not work with the back pain at times.”
To read how Tommy O’Neill minimises his back pain, pick up a copy of the Irish Examiner its health supplment, FeelGood, next Friday, February 11.