Good Morning Britain star Kate Garraway's husband Derek Draper has been in hospital for more than five months after contracting coronavirus (COVID-19) and suffering severe complications.
The host has now updated fans on how he's doing in an interview with You magazine, revealing that he has lost a lot of weight since he went into a medically-induced coma.
"When I finally got to FaceTime him, seeing him unconscious was a big shock," she shared. "He's lost nearly eight stone in weight, a lot of it muscle throughout his body.
"He looked worn-out, thin and pale with dark circles under his eyes and there were lots of tubes."
Kate remains hopeful that Derek can make a recovery and come home, although she worries that lasting emotional damage has already been done.
"We hope and believe he will come out of it, but we just don't know," she said. "The heart of the family has been ripped out and we don't know if we will ever get it back."
Kate previously explained that Derek was in a "minimally-conscious state", but was "very much still with us", and still has a lot of obstacles ahead of him.
Kate also admitted that sometimes she feels guilty over having "fun and games" with her family while he is in hospital fighting for his life, but she added that she "needed to keep life going so Derek's got a life to come back to".
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.
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