Kate Garraway has said that her husband, Derek Draper, is “back to the right” after taking an “unexpected and terrifying turn for the worse” in the ongoing battle with Covid-19.
After posting on Instagram, the 55-year-old Good Morning Britain presenter thanked the NHS staff who took special care of him as well as fans who sent messages of support.
Draper, a 54-year-old former political adviser, fell seriously ill in March 2020 and, although now virus-free, has long-term damage to his organs and requires daily care.
Garraway shared a photo of herself with her husband and children on Instagram and wrote: “Thank you so much for all your messages of support – they really mean a lot to the world. me and my whole family.
“I have been on hiatus from @gmb @smoothradio & @garrawaysgoodatuff for the past 3 weeks as Derek’s health took an unexpected & terrifying turn for the worse that forced him to return to intensive care and fight for his recovery. live – again.
“Thanks to the amazing football teams & his extraordinary life force and spirit, Derek – God bless – is now back on its right side.”
After taking a break from her roles at Smooth Radio and Good Morning Britain, Garraway said she is “looking forward” to returning to ITV’s morning show at 6am on Monday.
The TV presenter added that she hopes the show will celebrate the British Lions beating Germany in the Euro 2022 final on Sunday night.
Last year, Garraway won an award at the National Television Awards for the documentary Finding Derek, about her family’s experience during the pandemic.
Garraway and Draper married in 2005 and have two children, Darcey and Billy.
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Draper’s battle with the virus has won much attention and support, including from Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the royal family.
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