Kate Garraway admits she is feeling ‘low’ as husband Derek’s recovery remains ‘incredibly uncertain’

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Struggling Kate Garraway says her husband Derek Draper's body is "ravaged by Covid" – and accepts any possible recovery is "incredibly uncertain".

Former lobbyist Derek, 53, was rushed to hospital last March after contracting coronavirus.

In July, it was reported that he was in a minimal state of consciousness, having come out of a “deep coma” and his condition has barely changed since.

Kate says improvement is minimal, even though Derek no longer has the virus.

The virus has left poorly Derek suffering from diabetes and with holes in his heart and lungs and 53 year old Kate admits she has been really struggling lately.

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The Good Morning Britain star says she has struggled to stay positive since Christmas.

Kate spoke to her co-stars Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Thursday's show as she said: "It's been a strange time.

"I've been a bit low since Christmas – physically low, I felt physically at the end of my tether and had to regroup a bit.

"This week, a friend of mine's mother-in-law, who is 51 – younger than me – died from Covid. She got it at Christmas, it went down very quickly and she died, I just thought I can't believe that here we are so far on.

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"Derek's still ravaged from the effects of Covid from way back in March, his recovery is incredibly uncertain."

Kate has been writing to help her deal with the trauma over the past ten months.

In her upcoming book she will detail the terrible year and the toll it has taken on her family's life.


"The book is not completely written I must admit," she added in the chat with Piers and Susanna.

"I am about a third a way through it."

The presenter took to Instagram on Wednesday to share the front cover of what she is calling her 'raw and emotional story'.

Kate wrote: "Hello everyone. I've not been on here for a while as I've been taking time to gather myself and focus like everyone else on getting through this latest lockdown.

"The pandemic is far from over and so is Derek’s journey but I have decided to share our story and what's helping to keep me going, as we all try to work out what our new futures will look like.

"I am really hoping that it will help you with all that you are going through."

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