Piers Morgan says Kate Garraway is “living in hope” over husband’s recovery
Written by Skywave Radio News on June 29, 2020
Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan has today (June 29) sent good wishes to his co-star Kate Garraway and admitted she is “living in hope” over her husband’s recovery.
Derek Draper, from Chorley, contacted coronavirus in March and was later placed in intensive care at hospital and put into an induced coma.
The former Labour adviser has remained in critical condition after his body has fought off the virus.
Derek is now coronavirus-free, however, Kate revealed the virus has “wreaked havoc” on her husband’s body, leaving him with a hole in his heart and in need of kidney dialysis.
Piers and co-host Susanna Reid today spoke to a nurse who had fought coronavirus in intensive care for 93 days and touched upon Derek’s health.
He said: “We have one of our own. Kate Garraway, whose husband is in this terrible position.
“We wish them, as always, the very best, but they’re living in hope.”
Earlier this month, Kate appeared on a video call to speak with her colleagues and update them on Derek’s condition.
She told Ben Shephard and Ranvir Singh: “He’s very, very sick.
“And as time goes on…it’s a virus, it’s like a computer virus, I think.
“The doctors manage one bit extraordinarily well and there seems to be a flicker of hope, and then other things emerge and they’re fighting that.
“It’s affected him from the top of his head to the tip of his toes.”
Mum-of-two Kate, who recently spoke about Derek’s long-road to recovery in a heartfelt interview on GMB earlier this month, posted a statement on her Instagram thanking everyone for their messages.
Discussing the reasons why she has been offline for the last couple of weeks, the TV presenter admitted she’s been through “incredibly emotional experiences”.
“Thank you so much for all your kind messages of support after my interviews with GMB and The Sun a couple of weeks ago.
“Am sorry have not posted recently. I just needed a little time.
“They were incredibly emotional experiences and to be honest left me with a range of feelings.”
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