Kate Garraway reveals 'devastating' ‘reality’ of husband's condition

Kate Garraway
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Kate Garraway has revealed the 'devastating' reality of her husband's condition.

Kate Garraway spoke out on this morning’s episode of Good Morning Britain, giving an update on the condition of her husband Derek Draper.

The ITV host’s husband fell ill back in March as he tested positive for COVID-19 and subsequently suffered from complications which led to him being put into an induced coma.

Since waking from his coma back in July, he has been in a state of minimal consciousness and has not yet been able to start speaking.

Addressing the rise in coronavirus cases over the recent weeks, Kate Garraway said during the show, "I give sympathy with people who are fed up with it. I think if you haven't been directly touched by it, you haven't seen the devastation, but your life has been devastated – your livelihood, your ability to feel a sense of joy – then, of course, I think you're going to get frustrated.”

Speaking about the reality of her husband’s current condition, Kate continued, "But, you know, it does make me tempted to show a picture of Derek in his current state, and say 'You don't want this in your life'. And you don't know who it will affect and how, so, you know, stick to it [the rules]."

She also spoke about the reality of current social distancing rules, adding, "Derek's mum and dad haven't been able to see Derek.

"And I think if they can go six months without giving a hug to their son, who's so desperately ill, then the rest of us can probably get through."

"It just brings it all back down to earth, doesn't it, when you think about the situation you're in, Kate," added Kate’s co-presenter Susanna Reid, to which Kate replied, "Yes, sorry, I didn't mean to depress everybody, but that's the reality of getting caught up in the virus”.

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