RICHARD Madeley was back on Good Morning Britain today after a long break off-screen.
The Sun revealed the covid-haunted 54-year-old was fighting for his life after developing sepsis.
Richard reached out to comfort Kate as she told of her “dramatic” last few weeks.
He has also been absent from the breakfast show, having spent three weeks abroad.
But he admitted being “out of touch” with goings on – especially with Love Island.
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“I’ve been abroad for the last two or three weeks,” said Richard.
“So I’ve been out of touch because my comms weren’t working very well. I’ve lost touch with Love Island.”
“Then we were on air and I got a phone call saying ‘we are really worried’. He was just really unwell.
“I whizzed home and it just went ‘bum’ from there.
“He had very severe, life-threatening sepsis. It was really dramatic.”
Derek remains in hospital awaiting a further procedure, but he is no longer in ICU.
“One kidney is looking really good, just need to look at the other one,” 凯特, who was comforted by Richard.
“He’s still in high dependency, 但 [I have my] fingers crossed for everything.”
Kate went on to thank the public for their messages of support and praised doctors for keeping him alive.
“It’s lovely to be back and thank you for all your good wishes,” 她说.
“Brilliant work from A&E.”