Kate Garraway reveals Christmas day ‘scare’ with Derek Draper’s health

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Kate Garraway reveals Christmas day ‘scare’ with Derek Draper’s health

Kate Garraway said she had a “scare” on Christmas day that Derek Draper may have had to go back to hospital.

The political advisor, 54, previously spent 13 months in hospital and he was placed in a coma during his battle with Covid before he was able to return home and be reunited with his family again.

Relieved, the mum-of-two reassured her fans her husband’s health was resolved with a visit from a carer and the family were able to enjoy the rest of Christmas snuggled up watching TV together.

The Good Morning Britain presenter, 54, admitted it had been a “bumpy” 24 hours in a candid Instagram post shared late on Christmas day.

She wrote: “So the last 24 hours has been bumpy - a scare that meant Derek might have had to go back into hospital ( thankfully sorted by a visit from nurse/carer), he has also had one of his ultra fatigue days so has been too weak to do much other than sleep.”

Not everything had gone to plan with the cooking or presents either, she said.

“I burnt the parsnips (Darceys favourite) & got the “wrong” Lego for Billy,” she added.

However, the day had the perfect finish when they all gathered around to watch Christmas films.

She went on: “But now snuggled up around Dad’s bed watching #nativity everything feels suddenly perfect.

Kate read a poem at Royal Carols - Together At Christmas (PA)
Kate read a poem at Royal Carols - Together At Christmas (PA)

“Feel so grateful to have the chance to be together. Sending love & hoping you have found some joy today whatever your circumstances - #merrychristmas all!”

Alongside her update, the breakfast TV star shared a heart-warming picture of her husband and her two children snuggled under the covers on Christmas day.

It comes after the GMB star said her husband was in a “terrible state” when she candidly discussed the impact his battle with Covid-19 had on his life.

She told Piers Morgan on Life Stories: “It’s devastated him.

“From the top of his head to the tip of his toe. His digestive system, his liver, his kidneys, his heart, his nervous system. We’re pretty sure that the inflammation did pass through the brain.

“He still can’t communicate, he still has issues with mobility. Fundamentally, he’s in a terrible state. Look, he’s alive, Piers.”

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