Piers Morgan revealed that Kate Garraway “lived in hope” of her husband Derek Draper’s recovery from his 13-week battle with coronaviruses.
The 55-year-old host of Good Morning Britain made the comments during a segment of the show on Monday.
He was talking to a nurse who had beaten COVID-19 after 93 days of intensive care before praising her resilience.
Candid: Piers Morgan revealed Kate Garraway “living in hope” for her husband Derek Draper’s recovery from a 13-week coronavirus battle
Piers told the guest, “You are a fantastic inspiration to anyone who may have a loved one who is still in intensive care and who may be worried about whether they can get out.
“We obviously have one of us, Kate Garraway, whose husband is in this terrible situation.
“We wish them, as always, all the best, but they live in hope. “
Worrisome weather: 53-year-old TV personality has pulled out of all platforms in recent weeks, while 52-year-old husband Derek remains gravely ill after coronavirus caused “extraordinary damage” (photographed together Last year)
This comes after Kate broke her silence on social media on Tuesday to respond to a fan who urged her to “keep hanging on” because her husband is still in intensive care.
The 53-year-old television personality has withdrawn from all platforms in recent weeks, while her husband Derek, 52, remains gravely ill after the coronavirus caused “extraordinary damage”.
Kate replied to a follower’s Tweet who encouraged her to watch a YouTube video of Australian mountaineer Lincoln Hall explaining the stages of unconsciousness from which he returned.
Support: It comes after Kate broke her silence on social media on Tuesday to respond to a fan who urged her to “keep hanging on” while her husband remains in intensive care
Miracles Happen: Fan Encouraged Kate To Watch Video On Lincoln Hall, Who Survived A Night At The Top Of Mount Everest After His Team Dumped Him
The fan wrote, “Continue with the messages he is hanging onto, for a reason, for you children, he must come back to all of you and he will.
“Try watching the YouTube clip on Lincoln Hall,” he explains about the stages of unconsciousness from which he returned. Big hugs xxx ‘.
Kate tapped back: “Thank you – will do xxx”.
The fan had encouraged Kate to watch a video on Hall, which reached the summit of Mount Everest on its second attempt in 2006, miraculously surviving the 8700m descent at night, after her family was informed of her death.
Heartache: Earlier this month, Kate burst into tears revealing that Derek thanked her for “saving her life” before falling into a coma
Kate’s husband has been in a comatose condition in intensive care for 12 weeks, after contracting a coronavirus.
Former lobbyist Derek is now COVID-19-free, but suffers from serious residual complications.
Earlier this month, Kate She burst into tears when she revealed that Derek thanked her for “saving her life” before going into a coma.
Nice surprise: GMB host previously revealed that the couple is ready to renew their wedding vows after Derek asked the question again after leaving the jungle I’m A Celebrity
REVEALED: HOW THE CRUEL HERITAGE OF COVID CAN LAST A LIFE
Covid-19 could leave survivors of debilitating illnesses that have lasted for years, doctors have warned since the epidemic has become uncontrollable.
A leading doctor called it “polio of this generation” – a disease that has killed thousands and left a generation with lifelong mobility problems.
Patients who spend weeks fighting for life in intensive care can suffer from long-term complications caused by permanent damage to the lungs and liver.
Physiotherapists also warn that patients may suffer from mobility loss if they are stranded in hospital wards for weeks or if they experience flashbacks and emotional distress.
But even patients with symptoms so mild that they are not admitted to the hospital suffer from fatigue, headaches and shortness of breath which can last for weeks.
Several recent studies have highlighted evidence that Covid-19 causes fibrosis – scarring of the lung tissue which makes organ work more difficult.
Research paper published in Chinese journal in March said that “pulmonary fibrosis may be one of the main [long-term] complications in Covid-19 patients.
It also appears that the virus can affect the brain, causing seizures and strokes, as well as damage to the liver, kidneys, heart, and blood vessels.
An article in JAMA Cardiology in March reported that one in five of 416 Covid-19 patients hospitalized in Wuhan, China, had suffered from heart damage.
Heart problems are thought to occur as a result of the virus triggering a “cytokine storm”, where the immune system overreacts to the infection.
The number 10 scientific panel – SAGE – called for studies to investigate the lasting effects of the disease.
The presenter was overwhelmed with emotion during a recent episode of GMB as she admitted that she “doesn’t know” if Derek can recover from the “extraordinary damage” COVID-19 inflicted on his body and may be in a coma for a year.
Kate said, “Well, there will be tears, I’ll try to hold them back, he’s still with us, he fought the most extraordinary battle, the fact that he’s still there and he’s holding on .
“I am so thankful that he is still here, and I have the opportunity to pray while others have lost him.
“He’s very, very sick and over time it’s a virus, it’s like a computer virus, doctors are managing one, but there seems to be a silver lining and other things are emerging and they fight that.
“It affected him from the top of his head to the tips of his toes.
She added: “He is now COVID free, he has tested negative, the fight against the virus is over but it has caused extraordinary damage to his body and we do not know if he can recover. “
Courageous: Kate first spoke of Derek’s initial admission to hospital in March, revealing the last thing he told her before he was in a medical coma: “I love you, you saved my life “
Kate first spoke about Derek’s initial admission to hospital in March, revealing the last thing he said to him before he was in a medical coma: love, you saved my life ”.
She said, “During that first week, it looked like he was rallying. But then he was very bad, he couldn’t really talk to me, he could yell things at me over the speaker.
“He was begging me, he said” I can’t stand this, I feel like I’m suffocating “, he said” please let them put me in a coma “and they didn’t want to do that. On Sunday, they said “we’re going to put him in a coma because overnight, we think we have to do it.”
Struggling: GMB presenter spoke about how his children – Darcey and Billy – find it hard to miss their father
‘He said,” I love you, I’m sorry I have to leave you, you saved my life. ” I think he thought I asked the doctors to put him in a coma. He said, “Being married to you children, you saved my life.”
Derek previously credited Kate for saving him from the depression that began during his career as a political advisor and led to a nervous breakdown and a stint in the Priory in the late 1990s.
Kate and Derek have been married for 14 years, the former lobbyist applauding his wife for the duration of his stint in I’m A Celebrity last year.
They have two children – Darcey, 14, and Billy, 10.
Family: TV star admitted she sometimes feels paralyzed with fear, but promises to stay strong for their two children (photo by Darcey and Billy last month)