Kate Garraway Says Husband's Battle With Coronavirus Is 'Far From Over' After 'Two Horrific Months' In Intensive Care

Derek Draper is in a "serious condition" and he remains in a coma in intensive care.

Kate Garraway has said her husband’s battle with coronavirus is “far from over” as he remains in intensive care in a “serious condition”.

The Good Morning Britain presenter updated fans on Derek Draper’s condition on Thursday evening, admitting her “heart sinks” every day her husband is in hospital.

Sharing a video of her daughter Darcey, 14, and son Billy, 10, taking part in last night’s Clap For Carers outside their family home, Kate also took the opportunity to thank NHS staff for their care of her husband and others affected by the disease.

She wrote: “I couldn’t be prouder of how she and Billy have coped with these past two horrific months for our family - always finding ways of lifting our spirits and staying strong even when they can see me wobbling.

“It’s so wonderful to see little green shoots of hope that this dreadful disease is easing and that hopefully soon we might all be able to see each other again and hug our nearest and dearest.

“But the journey for me and my family seems to be far from over as everyday my heart sinks as I learn new and devastating ways this virus has more battles for Derek to fight.”

Kate Garraway and her husband Derek Draper
Kate Garraway and her husband Derek Draper
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She continued: “But he is still HERE and so there is still hope. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to anyone who will be affected by this, not just for the next few weeks but for the foreseeable future.

“That will be the case for many who have suffered from the disease, but also the front line workers who have been helping to treat the worst affected. The physical and mental scars will run deep and so we need to stick together far beyond the end of lockdown.”

Derek, the former aide to Labour politician Peter Mandelson, was admitted to hospital in April.

Last week, Kate’s Good Morning Britain co-star Ben Shephard revealed that he remained in a coma.


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