Kate Garraway taking life 'day by day' as husband battles long Covid

Kate Garraway admits she’s taking life ‘day by day’ as she reveals husband Derek Draper has been in hospital for two months as he battles long Covid

  • Kate Garraway is taking life ‘day by day’ after her husband Derek Draper was admitted to hospital once again as he continues to battle horrific long Covid
  • The Good Morning Britain host, 55, has been very open about the couple’s struggles after he fell ill in March 2020
  • While Kate admits she is exhausted, she’s trying to remain positive, looking forward to a time when Derek can return home again to be with his family
  • She told The Sun: ‘He’s been in hospital a couple of months now. He’s been coming in and out. Hopefully he’ll come out again’
  • Derek spent more than a year in hospital before returning home, but he has continued to battle the after-effects of Covid after the virus ravaged his body

Kate Garraway is taking life ‘day by day’ after her husband Derek Draper was admitted to hospital once again as he continues to battle horrific long Covid.

The Good Morning Britain host, 55, has been very open about the couple’s struggles after he fell ill in March 2020.

And, while Kate admits she is exhausted, she’s trying to remain positive, looking forward to a time when Derek can return home again to be with his family after he missed his 16-year-old daughter Darcey going to prom.

Step by step: Kate Garraway, 55, is taking life ‘day by day’ after her husband Derek Draper was admitted to hospital once again as he continues to battle horrific long Covid

She told The Sun on Wednesday this week: ‘He’s been in hospital a couple of months now. He’s been coming in and out.

‘Hopefully he’ll come out again. Hopefully tonight. I’m crossing my fingers.

‘I’m really tired but I take it day by day to level out the ups and downs.’

Troubles: The Good Morning Britain host has been very open about the couple’s struggles after he fell ill in March 2020 (Derek pictured with medical professional on ITV’s Kate Garraway: Caring for Derek)

Kate, who is also mother to son Billy, 12, with Derek added that she is trying to ’embrace’ life after their family struggled for the last two and a half years after Derek fell ill.

She said she showed her partner pictures of Darcey in her prom dress and that he is now able to press the button on the phone to FaceTime her.

Kate confirmed on Wednesday this week that Derek, who has required round-the-clock care since he contracted coronavirus in March 2020, had returned to a medical facility, insisting he was ‘OK’.

Heartbreaking: Kate is looking forward to a time when Derek can return home again to be with his family after he missed his 16-year-old daughter Darcey going to prom

She told The Sun: ‘He’s OK, he’s back in hospital actually, so that’s a development. There we are.’

Kate admitted the couple’s two children have been ‘amazing’ at supporting their father.

Speaking at the TRIC Awards at London’s at Grosvenor House, she said: ‘They’ve been amazing – all the way through.’

Derek spent more than a year in hospital before returning home in April 2021, but he has continued to battle the after-effects of Covid after the virus ravaged his body.

Earlier this week, Kate thanked fans for their help after she was reunited with her husband’s medication after it was left in a taxi.

Long battle: Kate told The Sun on Wednesday this week: ‘ He’s been in hospital a couple of months now. He’s been coming in and out’

The TV presenter initially tweeted a post to Black Cab Lost Property, writing: ‘@BC_Lostproperty help!! Have just brought Derek home in a mobility black cab from hospital for a weekend visit have left a case with all his meds and kit in the front! (sic)’

She then added: ‘The driver recognised me but may not know it’s there – please look get in touch – need urgently!! (sic)’

Kate was flooded with offers of help, including from one follower who said they knew the driver. 

They wrote in a message to Kate: ‘I know the driver Kate as he mentioned he’d taken you and your husband to me this evening. I’m trying to get in touch right now.’

The next day, the star returned to the social media site to confirm the lost medication had been found and returned to her.

She wrote: ‘It’s been returned! Thanks to all who reached out – the message got to driver lovely Robert who has returned it – phew and thanks to all. #happysundayeveryone.’

Kate recently admitted she hopes to take Derek to Buckingham Palace to pick up her MBE.

She said: ‘I do feel there’s room for celebration, though, and my hope is that if we do eventually have a ceremony, Derek will be further along in his recovery and we can go together. That would be wonderful.

‘When you nearly lose someone, it certainly brings everything into sharp focus.

‘In many ways, we’re still learning how we are as man and wife, as so much has changed.

‘It’s the same for the children – they’re having to relearn the experience of being with their dad. And, of course, the biggest learning is for poor Derek.’

FIght: Derek spent more than a year in hospital before returning home in April 2021, but he has continued to battle the after-effects of Covid after the virus ravaged his body

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