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Kate Garraway gives fans update on Derek's condition telling them he's out of hospital

Anish Vij

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Kate Garraway gives fans update on Derek's condition telling them he's out of hospital

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Kate Garraway has provided fans with an update on her husband's condition.

Former lobbyist Derek Draper was in hospital for over a year in 2020 after suffering from a serious case of long Covid.

He was placed in an induced coma that year, opening his eyes again three months later.

Derek Draper with his wife Kate. Credit: ITV
Derek Draper with his wife Kate. Credit: ITV
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After returning home on a trial basis in April 2021, his wife reported that Derek was still receiving round-the-clock care while struggling to speak.

The 55-year-old has been in and out of hospital since.

"Thank you so so much for all your messages of support - they really do mean the world to me & the whole family," Kate captioned a family pic on July 2022.

"I have taken some time off @gmb @smoothradio & @garrawaysgoodatuff in the last 3 weeks as Derek’s health took an unexpected & frightening turn for the worse that landed him back in intensive care & fighting for his life - again.

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"Thanks to the amazing nhs teams & his own extraordinary life force & spirit Derek - please god - is back on the right side of it."

Despite admitting that there is 'a long road ahead', the TV host uploaded a clip from a recent Elton John concert where the 'Rocket Man' singer dedicated a song to the struggling couple.

Elton John dedicated a song to Kate and Derek. Credit: Instagram/@kategarraway
Elton John dedicated a song to Kate and Derek. Credit: Instagram/@kategarraway

“So this was a moment. Finally found someone who had actually filmed it rather than just burst into joyous tears as we did!!!" she wrote.

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“Still can’t quite believe we were there at all - even hours before we feared Derek would be too weak - but he was determined.

“Yes Derek has been back in hospital this week & yes there’s such a long road ahead but #eltonjohn & @davidfurnish you gave the kids & Derek a moment that we will never forget and has lifted their spirits again to feel anything is possible.

“Thank you for your inspiring music and huge heart.”

And just yesterday (23 April) Kate uploaded a series of photos on Instagram, including one of Derek and the kids, confirming he was out of hospital.

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Kate Garraway has provided fans with an update on her husband's condition.Credit: Instagram/@kategarraway
Kate Garraway has provided fans with an update on her husband's condition.Credit: Instagram/@kategarraway

She said: "Funny how it was just grandad & I for the digging & planting & then suddenly everyone appears when up!! >>>> crowning a very special weekend with the Drapers (Aunty Sue & grandma you are here in spirit) by planting a magnolia tree for #earthday.

"Happy Sunday everyone xxx Xxx."

Good Morning Britain co-star Susanna Reid commented: "Everything about these is gorgeous."

Topics: Health, Coronavirus, Good Morning Britain, Celebrity

Anish Vij
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