‘I am at my absolute limit now’: Kate Garraway asks the universe for good luck after car tyre explodes on way to visit husband in hospital

Isobel Lewis
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Kate Garraway says that she is “at her limit” after her car tyre “exploded” on the way to visit her husband in hospital

The TV presenter, whose husband Derek Draper has been in a medically induced coma since contracting coronavirus in March, was driving back from Kent to London with her children on Sunday (26 July) when the dangerous incident occurred.

Garraway was able to pull over, but the part of the motorway she was on did not have a hard shoulder, leaving the family exposed to oncoming traffic.

Presenting on Good Morning Britain on Monday (27 July), she told co-host Ben Shephard that she had been driving back to check on Draper when the incident occurred, saying: “You know people say God and the universe doesn’t send you what you can’t deal with?

“I would like to put a message out, I am at my limit, I am at my absolute limit now,” she joked. “If the universe could just give me a calm Monday.”

Last week, she provided GMB viewers with a positive update on Draper’s health, saying: “He is stable and yesterday I spoke to the nurses and they said they had put Good Morning Britain on and they felt, because his eyes were open, that he looked focused and engaged.”

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presenting Good Morning Britain for two weeks

Thanks to our amazing saviours Liz & Mark from @kentpoliceuk who rescued me after a full tyre blow out on the motorway!!! Never had one before – utterly terrifying. Managed to keep control of car but couldn’t get off motorway as no hard shoulder & when the AA said they couldn’t come for an hour , then rang after half an hour to say might still be an hour had no choice but to call the police. They were so brilliant and got us to safety and we are now on way home in taxi , shaken but safe , tow truck on way to car. It’s first time have taken kids out without Derek too , but we are safe and will update you fully on @gmb with @benshephardofficial tomorrow from 6 a.m

Kate Garraway