Kate Garraway is ‘exhausted’ and overwhelmed with support as husband Derek Draper returns to hospital

Kate Garraway has revealed that she is “exhausted” after more than two years of facing the devastating impact Covid has had on her husband Derek. The former political aide contracted the virus and has been severely disabled since then, as he has been in and out of the hospital since contracting the virus.

And Kate, who best coordinated the care of her husband with raising two children, revealed that she was “exhausted” by stress. Fans rushed to support Kate, after she posted an update for her followers on Instagram, Reported by ChronicleLive.

The Good morning Britain the presenter said in a statement: “So Derek has been going in and out of the hospital a lot lately – I hope the wonderful medical teams will help him improve, but I woke up early feeling exhausted and very upset. As you know, my garden is my #happy place, so she went out to #calm down and get stuck in weeding and planting.

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“It’s been many years since I could and I really missed it, but nature is not me. Flowers are blooming, fruits are growing, leaves are dancing in the breeze. I’m sure there’s a message somewhere that life finds its way, and I certainly feel better being among them.”

When Derek first signed the contract Covid, Kate and the children – Billy, 12, and Darcy, 16 – were not allowed to visit him. Unfortunately, Derek’s condition worsened and he was placed in a medically induced coma. But two years later, he is still in and out of the hospital because his longtime Covid shows no signs of giving up.

Even when Derek was allowed to finally return home in the spring of 2021, Kate remained realistic about the battles to come, saying the family has a long way to go with Derek’s recovery. It came when she shared their experiences in an award-winning documentary about temptation, entitled Finding Derek.



Kate Garraway celebrates Derek's birthday
Kate Garraway celebrates Derek’s birthday

After releasing her latest update, Kate was hit by waves of support from her fans and followers. Many commented on the announcement, saying that they wish her and Derek well.

Gaby Roslin commented: “I’m sending you hugs”, while Kate’s colleague for good morning, the British Susanna Reid, reacted with three heart emoticons.

One companion replied: “It’s so sad to hear that Derek is in the hospital and out. It must be a big concern for all of you. Think about him often and it’s wonderful to see you at GMB with Ben – my 2 favorite men. You are such a beautiful person inside and out. I hope Darcy and Billy are well. “

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