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 Kate Garraway Admits Husband 'May Not Recover' From Coronavirus On 'GMB'

Kate Garraway Admits Husband 'May Not Recover' From Coronavirus On 'GMB'

'It's wreaked extraordinary damage on his body and we don't know if he can recover from that'

Joanna Freedman

Joanna Freedman

Kate Garraway returned to Good Morning Britain on Friday, as she updated fans on her husband, Derek Draper's coronavirus battle.

The TV host, 53, tearfully conceded that while he was free from Covid-19, he may never fully "recover."

The poignant interview marks the first time Kate has appeared on the morning news show since her husband was taken into intensive care ten weeks ago. He currently remains there, in a coma, despite being free of coronavirus.

"[It] feels like seconds ago, and also about ten years ago," Kate reflected to Ben Shephard and Ranvir Singh.

"The fight with the virus has been won and he's still here but it's wreaked extraordinary damage on his body and we don't know if he can recover from that."

As she reflected on her husband's condition, poor Kate's eyes filled with tears.

Derek has been in hospital for 10 weeks (

She added: "He's still with us and has fought the most extraordinary battle.

"The fact that he is still here, I am so grateful.

"He is very very sick. And as time goes on - it's a virus, it's a little bit like a computer virus - there seems to be a flicker of hope and then other things emerge and he's fighting that.

"It's effected him from the top of his head to the tips of his toes."

Talking about her last interaction with Derek when he was conscious, Kate recalled: "He couldn't really speak to me because of the mask, but he was begging me, 'I feel like I'm suffocating, please let them put me in a coma', because there was a debate about that."

However, she told him they had to wait, to see if his lungs could handle it on their own.

"Then, on the Sunday morning they rang me up and said 'we're going to [put] him in a coma', and he just said to me 'I love you, I have to leave you', and I said 'it's only for three or four days and you're going to fine this is good'

"He said to me 'you have saved my life, I don't just mean now I mean marrying me and the children,' and I said 'I love you, I love you', and then he was gone and that was it."

Former Labour adviser Derek, 52, was admitted into hospital on March 30th, and there he tested positive for coronavirus.

Kate emotionally told viewers of her family's experience (

Four days later his condition worsened, and he was admitted into intensive care.

How tragic. We're keeping him in our thoughts.

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