KATE Garraway’s Covid-stricken husband Derek Draper is in hospital after a “serious” medical procedure yesterday.
The heartbroken GMB star was last night by the psychotherapist’s bedside during his latest setback.
Last night a source said: “This is another hammer blow for poor Derek.
“He is giving the fight against covid his absolute all, but his kidneys have suffered some pretty serious damage.
“Doctors explained there was no alternative but to operate. Por supuesto Kate and the family are worried but she’s been reassured the procedure itself is routine.
“Everyone has everything crossed, and Kate is being her usual stoical self and keeping everything running, business as usual, on the home front.”
Ex-spin doctor Derek, 55, is Britain’s longest serving hospital in-patient after contracting the virus.
He suffered significant, and lasting, damage to his organs after being put on a ventilator in intensive care.
Last month Kate, 55, had to take time off Good Morning Britain and her Smooth FM radio show to look after her husband.
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She has now returned to both jobs. It later emerged Derek was battling life-threatening sepsis.
Kate has released two documentaries detailing Derek’s fight against the virus.
Viewers were left in tears at the toll Covid has had on the dad of two.
As well as helping him with basic bodily functions – and doing seven loads of washing a day – Kate has had her Londres home adapted to help Derek settle back into family life.