Kate Garraway's husband 'still critically ill in intensive care' amid coronavirus battle

Kate Garraway and Derek Draper at the Galaxy British Book Awards in 2009 (Jon Furniss/WireImage)
Kate Garraway and Derek Draper at the Galaxy British Book Awards in 2009 (Jon Furniss/WireImage)

Kate Garraway has said her husband Derek Draper is “still critically ill in intensive care” as he battles the coronavirus.

Draper was taken to hospital more than three weeks ago suffering from the virus.

Posting an emotional update on Instagram, Good Morning Britain star Garraway said that despite the situation, “where there is life there is hope”.

The star’s message was shared as the nation headed outside for the weekly Clap For Carers event.

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Posting a brief video in which the couple’s two children Darcey, 14, and Billy, 10, could be seen, Garraway praised the NHS for everything they were doing for her husband and everyone else affected by the pandemic.

“Another emotional #clapthecarers & never has it been more needed,” she wrote.

“If this pandemic #lockdown is dragging on for us, 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.

“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, but it must be so hard.”

Garraway continued: “He is still critically ill in intensive care, but where there is life there is hope.

Kate Garraway poses for photographers upon arrival at the gala screening of "Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie"  in London, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Kate Garraway at the gala screening of "Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie" in (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

“Thank you #nhs from the bottom of my heart . Thank you too for all your wonderful messages and advice of how to get through this.

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“I am gathering the things that have helped me and putting them on my free clubgarraway.com (link in bio).”

The presenter went on: “I know I am not alone in struggling. We are all facing challenges, whether we have a sick loved one or not, so let’s stand together & I hope something on there helps YOU - even if it’s just to share!!

“Lots of love Kate xxx.”

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She added the hashtags “#hope #love”.

Garraway and Draper – who are both 52 – have been married since 2005.