Kate Garraway revealed she feels ‘very lonely’ amid husband Derek Draper’s ongoing battle with long Covid in a Sunday appearance of Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.
56-year-old Good Morning Britain host broke down while revealing that she missed her former partner and was unable to foresee the future.
After falling seriously ill, the 54-year-old former political adviser was taken to the hospital.
Tragic: Kate Garraway revealed she feels ‘very lonely’ amid husband Derek Draper’s ongoing battle with long Covid in a Sunday appearance of Piers Morgan’s Life Stories
Her former host said to her: “There are many moments of joy in those, recognition, and moments with children where he certainly knows what they’re talking about, and remembers.”
It’s impossible to predict the future and, in the interim, it’s an odd thing Piers …’
Kate who lives with Derek’s children Darcey (15 years old) and Billy (11 years old), emotionally said: “I want him there, I want him back. But some days, his presence reminds us of the absence. So you can feel very alone.
“I just feel that I want to speak to Derek. He can’t always be the same, even though I think he’s there. By the way, I still love him.
Devastating: 56-year-old Good Morning Britain host broke down crying while admitting that she misses her former partner and cannot predict the future.
Kate continued to keep her fans updated on Derek’s status, declaring that the virus had ‘devastated’ him from the top to his toes.
She said: ‘His digestive system, his liver, his kidneys, his heart, his nervous system. The brain was inflamed, we are certain.
He can’t speak, and he’s still having problems with mobility. In the end, his condition is terrible. Look, he’s alive, Piers.’
Be worried: A former political adviser was taken to the hospital after becoming seriously ill from an unpredictable respiratory virus (pictured in 2019.)
Twitter was filled with touching tributes to the broadcaster. One user said that they were “a snivelling mess”.
In full, the user tweeted: ‘@kategarraway @piersmorgan ah man I’m a snivelling wreck, massively miss piers but Kate is a lovely lady and I have to say your children are simply adorable,wishing u all the very best of luck for the future xx’.
One other person echoed the sentiment, going so far as saying “there is no greater than you.”
Moving: Fans of the broadcaster flooded Twitter to comment on the touching tributes, with one saying they were ‘a snivelling wreck’
Fighting back tears, Kate vowed to Piers in his final episode of Life Stories that she will ‘never give up’ on Derek after his 13-month battle in hospital – the longest of any surviving Covid patient.
Derek was admitted to hospital after the virus caused severe damage throughout his body. This included kidney failure, liver disease, and pancreatic cancer.
His heart stopped repeatedly, and he was treated for pneumonia. He also had to fight infections that caused his lungs to burst.
Kate produced a documentary that chronicled the experience, and it won a National Television Award in Best Authored Documentary.
A follow-up documentary will now be made, documenting the life of Derek and his family since Derek returned home.
Although the exact release date has yet to be confirmed, the film will be shown on ITV in the winter.
Kate wrote The Power Of Hope, a book that describes the entire journey.
Her former host: Piers …’ said that she doesn’t know the future and was open to sharing her thoughts.