KATE Garraway gave an update on her husband Derek Draper’s coronavirus battle today as she said she felt guilty over returning to Good Morning Britain.
The 53-year-old told Adil Ray she didn’t want to upset viewers by speaking about Derek’s condition every week, telling her co-host his recovering is “a waiting game”.
Kate spoke about the challenges Derek still faces and said she desperately wants him to wake up.
She said: “He’s very much still with us. There seem to be different challenges every week.
“I know everyone has been so lovely and are concerned, but then you don’t want to talk about it on GMB every time because it’s not cheering up everyone.
“Then last week we were having fun and games and I was laughing but he is in a minimal conscious state. He has challenges with his food with and with his lungs, and it’s a waiting game really.
“I’m lucky I’ve got the chance to wait and he’s still with us and lots of people don’t have that.”
Adil, 46, assured Kate that her work on GMB during her family crisis has inspired people.
She admitted she has got to “keep going” to make sure he has “a life to come back to”.
Adil said: “You have truly inspiring and you say there about you were laughing last week and having a few laughs today but it’s important to have that you have kids you’ve got to have hope.”
And Kate replied: “I’ve got to keep life going on so Derek has a life to get back to.”
He was rushed to intensive care and put into a coma, with the star keeping fans updated via social media and interviews during “the most difficult time of her life”.
Last month, Derek started to show signs of improvement but Kate has said that there is still a long way to go.
She bravely returned to work on Good Morning Britain last week, and revealed that Derek had been able to watch her from his hospital bed.