Kate Garraway’s husband Derek Draper has been hospitalised after taking a “very serious” turn for the worse.
The ‘Good Morning Britain’ host has taken a break from the ITV breakfast news programme and her Smooth radio show to be by her after her 54-year-old husband’s bedside in hospital who is “seriously unwell” - which included being in a coma and unable to get out of bed, speak and care for himself - following his battle with COVID-19 at the beginning of the pandemic.
According to a source to the Sun’s Bizarre Showbiz column, the 55-year-old broadcaster’s husband “has been taken back to hospital this morning in a very serious condition.
“The family are very worried about him but Derek is in the best hands.
“Kate is by his side and is keeping it together as best she can. She’s a total professional and devoted to her work – both on Good Morning Britain and Smooth - but she had no choice but to step away this week to be there with him.
“This is an incredibly difficult time for her and their family.”
Recently, Kate - who has made two ITV documentaries, ‘Finding Derek’ and ‘Caring For Derek’ about their ordeal - spoke about how “exhausted” after ferrying her husband to and from doctor’s appointments and needing constant care from medical professionals.
Previously, she has spoken about how they cope as family and how their children -16-year-old daughter Darcey and 12-year-old son Billy - have “changed” during the more than two years since he tested positive for the virus, which took his ability to speak away from him.
Kate said: “I try to embrace life, especially the kids as we’ve had two and a half years of it.
“Their lives have changed and they need to do things.
“I’ve shown Derek pictures of Darcey in her prom dress, and now he can press one button and FaceTime her.
“It was emotional and strange seeing her all grown up on the night.”