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07th Jul 2022

Kate Garraway’s husband Derek is back in hospital

Ellen Fitzpatrick

He spent a year in hospital with Covid.

Kate Garraway has revealed that her husband Derek has returned to the hospital after his battle with long Covid continues.

Derek Draper was hospitalised in March 2020 at the very beginning of the pandemic when he was diagnosed with Covid-19 and ended up spending more than a year in ICU due to the damage the illness did to his organs.

Derek was finally able to go home in April last year and has since been receiving 24-hour care from his home, but Kate has since said that he is back in hospital but never mentioned why.

Speaking to The Sun about Derek’s situation, the TV presenter said: “He’s OK, he’s back in the hospital actually, so that’s development. There we are.”

Praising her children Darcey and Billy for their support during the rigorous health battle, Kate said: “They’ve been amazing – all the way through.”

Kate has been very open about Derek’s condition since he was admitted to the hospital in 2020, releasing two documentaries about his journey, Caring for Derek and Finding Derek.

Appearing on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories in December, Kate was asked: “What has Covid done to your husband?”

She replied: “It’s devastated him. From the top of his head to the tip of his toe.

“His digestive system, his liver, his kidneys, his heart, his nervous system. We’re pretty sure that the inflammation did pass through the brain.

“He still can’t communicate, he still has issues with mobility. Fundamentally, he’s in a terrible state. But look, he’s alive.”