KATE Garraway shared a heartbreaking update on husband Derek Draper’s health following his devastasting Covid battle.
The star revealed her agony after Derek suffered a “frightening” turn for the worse in recent weeks and was left “fighting for his life”.
Devoted Kate, 55, has said this afternoon: “Thank you so so much for all your messages of support – they really do mean the world to me & the whole family.
“I have taken some time off @gmb @smoothradio & @garrawaysgoodatuff in the last 3 weeks as Derek’s health took an unexpected & frightening turn for the worse that landed him back in intensive care & fighting for his life – again.”
“Thanks to the extraordinary nhs teams & his own amazing life force & spirit Derek -please god – is back on the right side of it now and Im so looking forward to seeing you all back on @gmb from 6 a.m tomorrow & @smoothradio,” she said.
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“Hopefully celebrating @lionesses #worldcup win! Love & see you in the morning!”
Kate’s friends and fans rallied around her, with one writing: “Sending you and your family positive thoughts and love. It’s the news everyone wanted to hear. ”
Someone else echoed: “This is great news all round thinking of you all xxx”
The Sun revealed Derek had taken a “very serious turn” which forced Kate to step back from hosting GMB.
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He has suffered devastating health problems after contracting Covid at the start of the pandemic in 2020.
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The Sun revealed he’d been readmitted for specialist care after a setback in his recovery, according to those close to Kate’s family.
A Good Morning Britain spokesman told The Sun: “Kate is taking some time off work over the next few days, and is hoping to be back to her normal presenting duties as soon as possible.”