Kate Garraway reveals husband Derek Draper has had a 'tough week' as he remains in hospital

Kate Garraway reveals husband Derek Draper has had a 'tough week' as he remains in hospital

Kate Garraway has given an update on husband Derek Draper���s condition.

The 53-year-old looked emotional on today’s Good Morning Britain after an interview saw former Prime Minister Gordon Brown send his best wishes to Draper, a former lobbyist and political advisor.

“My best wishes to you and to Derek as always,” he said. “I know how brave you’re being.”

Thanking Brown for his support, Garraway said: “It’s been a tough week, actually, for Derek.

“It has been a tough week, but it’s Friday so we look forward.”

Garraways’s co-presenter Ben Shephard said, “Keep smiling,” in a bid to keep his long-time pal strong.

Lorraine Kelly, who next featured on the programme, also gave her support to Garraway.

“I’m sorry you’ve had a rough week,” she told her. “We love having you on the telly though!”

Draper, 53, was hospitalised with coronavirus back in March, and was put into a clinically induced coma in a bid to save his life.

While he has since tested negative for the virus, he remains in a low state of consciousness.

Garraway has since been warned that her husband, who she shares two children with, may remain in this condition for some time.

Speaking to Hello! Magazine, she explained: “I have been living at the end of the phone 24/7, waiting for news of Derek.

“But the doctors have warned that his condition could persist for years so I have to get on with life while we are waiting for him to get better.

“My priority is to make the children feel safe, to not let them see me feeling vulnerable in a world where Derek was my rock.”

Garraway herself had to pay a visit to hospital this week, after suffering from pain in her eye – which transpired to be an old contact lens which had gotten stuck for five days, resulting in a nasty infection.

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