Kate Garraway says husband is in a 'critical condition' with #Covid-19 7 months ago

Kate Garraway says husband is in a 'critical condition' with #Covid-19

"It is so difficult to find the right words."

Kate Garraway has said that her husband is in a critical condition with Covid-19.


The Good Morning Britain presenter's husband, Derek Draper, was hospitalised after contracting coronavirus towards the end of March.

Draper - a former political adviser and lobbyist - is "very ill" and remains in intensive care. Garraway said that the past few weeks have been "the hardest of my life."

"The NHS team who are working on him have all been extraordinary and I know that it’s only their professionalism, dedication and bravery that has kept Derek with us so far," she said on social media.

"It is so difficult to find the right words, because ‘thank you’ alone just doesn’t seem enough, but I do thank them with all my heart as I know Derek would want to also if he could."

Garraway and Draper married in 2005. They welcomed their first child, a daughter, in 2006, and their second child, a son, in 2009.

The presenter thanked her followers for their support this weekend, saying that their words were "comforting and wonderful to read."


She also extended her support to those who were going through similar experiences.

"You are not alone," she said. "We must all stand together and support each other, and I am praying to be able to be talking with you soon with some positive news.

"It remains an extremely worrying time for us all and the last couple of weeks have been the hardest of my life."

This comes as Garraway shared another "emotional" Clap for Carers video in support of the NHS.


She urged her followers on Instagram who are struggling in lockdown to "imagine what it is like for them."

"Shift after endlessly long shift , bravely going to work, to battle the virus and give our loved ones a chance," she wrote.

"None of those keeping my Derek alive have ever made me feel it’s a chore, they want to win this as much as I want them to."