She revealed that. while he has now recovered from Covid-19, he might not survive as the illness “wreaked extraordinary damage on his body”.
“We don’t know if he can recover from that,” she told Ben Shephard and Ranvir Singh while fighting back tears.
“He’s still with us and has fought the most extraordinary battle,” she said. “The fact that he is still here, I am so grateful.”
Garraway was praised by viewers for her bravery, with many highlighting the interview as a reason why people should stay indoors despite lockdown guidelines being eased.
“Her interview this morning was so powerful, incredible woman,” Emmerdale star Charley Webb wrote, adding: “Staying so strong for her family. Everyone that thinks the virus has gone, watch that and have a think about what we all still need to be doing. Keep safe, keep your distance.”
Susanna Reid added: “You are such a tower of strength for Derek and the children. So much love for you all. Everyone watching is with you, hoping for that miracle.
Another viewer wrote: “This interview with Kate Garraway needs to be a wake up call for everyone. This virus changes lives. The easing of lockdown will end up causing many more situations like Kate’s husband.”
“Anyone in denial about Covid-19 should listen to Kate Garraway,” one person added, calling the interview “very moving”.
What a beautiful woman Kate Garraway is.Her interview this morning was so powerful,incredible woman. Staying so strong for her family🤍Everyone that thinks the virus has gone, watch that and have a think about what we all still need to be doing.Keep safe,keep your distance🙏🏼 @GMB— Charley Webb (@MissCharleyWebb)June 5, 2020
Sending SO much love to @kategarraway speaking so bravely but heartbreakingly about Derek on @GMB ‘I’m so grateful he’s still here & holding on but he’s very very sick...he’s covid free, but it’s wreaked extraordinary damage on his body & we don’t know he can recover from that’— Charlotte Hawkins (@CharlotteHawkns)June 5, 2020
Oh @kategarraway you are such a tower of strength for Derek and the children. So much love for you all. Everyone watching is with you, hoping for that miracle. ♥️— Susanna Reid (@susannareid100)June 5, 2020
Kate Garraway feeling the need to apologise for getting emotional talking about saying goodbye to her husband as he went into a coma Vs. Cummings refusing to say sorry for putting people like him at risk 👍👍👍 #gmb— Katharine Sharpe (@KatharineS93)June 5, 2020
Anyone in denial about covid should listen to the Kate Garraway interview on GMB. Her husband Derek contracted covid in March and is still fighting for his life now , so before you decide to mix in large crowds, have a listen to Kate. Very moving .— Red man (@RedrichLFC)June 5, 2020
Garraway, who has been married to Draper for 15 years, finished fourth on the most recent series of I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here.