Kate Garraway reveals husband Derek Draper nearly died six times after organ failure in battle with coronaviruses

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KATE Garraway revealed that her husband Derek Draper was almost dead six times after organ failure during his battle with the coronaviruses.

The Good Morning Britain star returned to the studio today for the first time since Derek fell ill 100 days ago.

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Kate Garraway revealed her husband Derek Draper has almost died six times after organ failure in his battle with coronaviruses

She told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid: “A doctor who treated him in two hospitals said” he is as sick as anyone I have ever seen in 35 years of medicine “.

“Six times, they said he wouldn’t do it. He was very, very sick. ”

Earlier this week, Kate said her husband lost “a huge amount of weight” during his battle with the coronavirus.

The 53-year-old said he looked “so different” when she saw him on an iPad video call after nurses were forced to shave their faces because his beard was become too big.

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Kate Garraway explained that Derek now looks very differentCredit: Rex Features

Speaking to Hello !, Kate said, “Derek lost a lot of weight and when the nurse shaved him because his beard had grown so long, he looked so different. ”

Referring to their children Darcey, 14, and Billy, 10, FaceTiming their father, she said, “They had never seen him without thatch or beard before.”

“During their conversations, they tell him what they have done and their sense of humor often shows through. ”

Kate revealed in a weekend interview that Derek had come out of his coma after 98 days in the hospital and even opened his eyes.

The star explained that the children Darcey and Billy had FaceTimed their father5
The star explained that the children Darcey and Billy had FaceTimed their fatherCredit: PA: Press Association
Kate's husband Derek has been in intensive care since March

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Kate’s husband Derek has been in intensive care since MarchCredit: PA: Press Association

She said, “When the medical staff says, ‘Hello, Derek,’ they sometimes open their eyes. We and the doctors are doing everything in our power to start healing. ”

However, in a rare article on social networks, she also issued a note of caution, claiming that the day she returned home after her recovery still seemed “very uncertain” in the midst of these “appalling”.

She wrote: “The future we really hope for, Derek recovering and going home is not nearly in sight and very uncertain.

“But it is positive to share the way we try to keep ourselves going, because I know many are facing terrible challenges in all kinds of ways as we all try to get out of these horrible times, just as we continue to hope Derek can emerge. of his minimum state of consciousness.

Derek with Darcey and Billy on Good Morning Britain last year5
Derek with Darcey and Billy on Good Morning Britain last yearCredit: Rex Features

“I hope reading this helps in some way. Thank you all for your best wishes and for sending me your stories about how you are doing too. ”

It was the first time Kate posted on Instagram since Father’s Day on June 21 when she told fans about Derek’s condition.



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