Merk argiewe: Draper

GMB se Kate Garraway reik hartverskeurende opdatering oor man Derek Draper uit

GOOD Morning Britain’s Kate Garraway has given an update on husband Derek Draper’s condition in a new ITV show.

Die uitsaaier, who stars in tonight’s episode of DNA Journey, reflects on a tough two years since Derek was first hospitalised with coronavirus.

Kate Garraway said husband Derek Draper's illness has left him 'very damaged'

Kate Garraway said husband Derek Draper’s illness has left him ‘very damagedKrediet: ITV
Kate's life has been turned on its head but she continues to battle on

Kate’s life has been turned on its head but she continues to battle onKrediet: ITV

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.

Battling Derek, who was first hospitalised in March 2020, had an operation on his kidneys.

'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.

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 functionsand doing seven loads of washing a dayKate has had her Londen home adapted to help Derek settle back into family life.

In his latest setback, Derek had to be treated with a 'serious' medical procedure

In his latest setback, Derek had to be treated with a ‘seriousmedical procedure