‘I haven’t seen him’: Kate Garraway reveals she hasn’t been able to visit ailing husband Derek Draper since Christmas after ‘staring at four walls’ during break from GMB
Kate Garraway admits she hasn’t seen ailing husband Derek Draper since Christmas as he continues his slow recovery from COVID-19.
The Good Morning Britain presenter has been a constant by Derek’s side following his hospitalisation with the potentially deadly virus in April 2020.
Appearing on Thursday’s edition of the show, Kate, 53, revealed she hadn’t seen her husband in almost two months following a surge in infections, and admitted her ITV employers had given her leave after she found herself struggling to cope.
Struggle: Kate Garraway admits she hasn’t seen ailing husband Derek Draper since Christmas as he continues his slow recovery from COVID-19
She said: ‘I’ve taken some time off; very kindly ITV have given me some time off, I hadn’t been feeling very well, I think it might have been one of those things where chickens had come home to roost after a long year that we’ve all had haven’t we.
‘I took some holiday leave, at home because I know holidays are controversial, literally within the four walls of my home, had a lot of sleep and a bit of medicine and feeling much better.’
Referring to Derek, she added: ‘I haven’t been able to see him, I haven’t seen him since Christmas.
Supportive: The Good Morning Britain presenter has been a constant by Derek’s side following his hospitalisation with the potentially deadly virus in April 2020
‘He’s back in a situation now looking at strangers in masks, I think that’s a situation for everybody whose got someone they love in hospital at the moment it’s not unique to him.
‘It’s tough, it’s also the same for people in care homes. When you’re someone like him who is dealing with unconsciousness problems and trying to emerge, I can’t help but fear that it’s not helpful. There is no end in sight to that and that’s really tough.’
Kate also revealed she was keen to discuss the situation with Britain’s Health Secretary, a guest on the show later that morning.
She said: ‘We’ve got Matt Hancock coming on the show a little bit later on, I haven’t spoken to him since Derek got sick and there’s lots of things to ask, but there’s no one to blame here it’s the situation we’re all in.’
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