Kate Garraway shares emotional update on husband Derek Draper’s ‘excruciatingly worrying’ coronavirus battle

Kate Garraway has given an update on her husband Derek Draper, who is in intensive care as he continues to battle coronavirus.

The 52 year old revealed her husband Derek, also 52, had been hospitalised last weekend, while she was also showing symptoms.

Good Morning Britain presenter Kate has now sent the ITV breakfast show an update on her husband's health, which was read by her co-host Ben Shephard.

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Ben addressed viewers: "Lots of you, of course, have been asking, since last week and Kate announced that Derek was very ill with coronavirus and, indeed, Kate was suffering from some of those symptoms, as to how she's been getting on.

"Well Kate has given us a message that she'd like us to share with you all this morning. This is what she said."

He then continued on Kate's behalf: "Derek remains in intensive care and is still very ill. I'm afraid it remains an excruciatingly worrying time.

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

"I also know that they are working just as hard on all the patients in their care.

"It's hard 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 also if he could.

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"I also want to say thank you so much to everyone who has sent messages of support.

"I'm sorry that I've not been able to respond to them, but I hope you'll understand I'm focussing on Derek and my family right now.

"However, in quieter moments I am seeing them and they are so comforting and wonderful to read.

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"I am very aware that I'm not the only one going through this torture, there are thousands of families everywhere worried about their loved ones, and hundreds more every day, too, that are having to deal with the worst news that their loved ones have been taken by this horrific virus.

"I want to send a message of love and support to all of you going through this. You are not alone, we must all stand together and support each other, and I am praying to be able to talk with you with some positive news shortly," before she signed off: "Lots of love, Kate."

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.

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