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 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.

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.

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Smooth presenter Kate Garraway working as a barmaid in All Bar One in Leicester Square, London, as part of her 24-hour Job Hop, raising money for Smooth’s charity, Global’s Make Some Noise.
Kate Garraway attending the press night of Rip It Up, at the Garrick Theatre in central London.
(left to right) Laura Tobin, Dr Hilary Jones, Piers Morgan, Susanna Reid, Charlotte Hawkins, Kate Garraway, Alex Beresford and Ranvir Singh attending the National Television Awards 2019 held at the O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION PHOTO. Picture date: Tuesday January 22, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ NTAs. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Kate Garraway arriving at Global's Make Some Noise Night in London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
Laura Tobin, Charlotte Hawkins and Kate Garraway attend ITV Palooza!, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London. Tuesday October 16th, 2018.
Smooth presenter Kate Garraway performs the audience warm-up for Loose Women, at Television Centre in west London, as part of her 24-hour Job Hop, raising money for Smooth’s charity, Global’s Make Some Noise.
Smooth presenter Kate Garraway cleans out the pigs at Vauxhall City Farm in south London, as part of her 24-hour Job Hop, raising money for Smooth’s charity, Global’s Make Some Noise.
Smooth presenter Kate Garraway working as Piers Morgan's runner on Good Morning Britain, as part of her 24-hour Job Hop, raising money for Smooth’s charity, Global’s Make Some Noise.
Smooth presenter Kate Garraway performing on stage in Mamma Mia! at the Novello theatre in London, as part of her 24-hour Job Hop, raising money for Smooth’s charity, Global’s Make Some Noise.
Smooth presenter Kate Garraway working as a window cleaner with Aquamark in Old Street, London, as part of her 24-hour Job Hop, raising money for Smooth’s charity, Global’s Make Some Noise.
Smooth presenter Kate Garraway working as a guest greeter in the green room on This Morning, at the Television Centre in west London, as part of her 24-hour Job Hop, raising money for Smooth’s charity, Global’s Make Some Noise.
Charlotte Hawkins and Kate Garraway attending the TV Choice Awards 2018 held at The Dorchester, Park Lane, London. Picture credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
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Kate Garraway attending the National Television Awards 2018 held at the O2, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Left to right, Kate Garraway, Susanna Reid, Ranvir Singh and Charlotte Hawkins attending The Pride of Britain Awards 2017, at Grosvenor House, Park Street, London. Picture Date: Monday 30 October. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Smooth presenter Kate Garraway drinks fould smoothies to raise money during Global's Make Some Noise Day 2017 held at Global, 30 Leicester Square, London. The event unites all of Global's radio brands to help raise money for Global's make some noise, the charity set up by Global to help disadvantaged youngsters across the UK. Picture Date: Friday 6 October. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Myleene Klass prepares Kate Garraway a 'full English' smoothie as part of a challenge, during Global's Make Some Noise Day 2017, at their studios in Leicester Square, London. The event helps raise money for Global's make some noise, the charity set up by Global to help disadvantaged youngsters across the UK. Picture date: Friday October 6th, 2017. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment.
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Kate Garraway attending The European Premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 held at the Eventim Apollo, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday April 24, 2017. See PA story SHOWBIZ Galaxy. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
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"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.

"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."

She added the hashtags "#hope#love".

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

-This article first appeared on Yahoo

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