GOOD Morning Britain’s Kate Garraway has given an update on husband Derek Draper’s condition in a new ITV show.
Sy sê: “2020 was a devastating year. With Derek, he got very sick very early on in the pandemic and has remained very damaged.
“That is quite well documented because for a lot of people, he’s come to symbolise the fight that goes on.”
Kate, 55, also praised her ITV colleague Alison Hammond for supporting her through the challenging period.
Last month Derek returned to hospital for a “serious” medical procedure.
It was the latest setback in his continued recovery from the illness that ravaged his organs.
'N Bron het gesê: “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. Natuurlik 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, was Britain’s longest suffering 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.
Mum-of-two Kate had to take time off Goeie more Brittanje 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 Londen home adapted to help Derek settle back into family life.