KATE Garraway has revealed her husband Derek Draper was rushed into intensive care after contracting “life-threatening” sepsis.
The worried TV star said her “fingers are crossed” as he fights for recovery in hospital.
Richard Madeley comforts Kate Garraway on Good Morning Britain todayCredit: ITV
Kate returned to the ITV show after several weeksCredit: ITV
Kate Garraway with husband Derek and kids Darcey and BillyCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
“Then we were on air and I got a phone call saying ‘we are really worried’. He was just really unwell.
“I whizzed home and it just went ‘bum’ from there.
“He had very severe, life-threatening sepsis. It was really dramatic.”
Kate, 55, said that medics were working quickly to find the source of infection and find the right antibiotics to treat it.
“By process of elimination, a really junior doctor asked me what I thought it might be,” she said.
“He knew it wasn’t Covid because we before, but I said I wondered if it was a urine infection.
“They just went, ‘kidneys’. They were really badly infected, blocked, and the challenge now is to save them.
“So that’s where we’ve been for the last three weeks.”
Derek remains in hospital awaiting a further procedure, but he is no longer in ICU.
“One kidney is looking really good, just need to look at the other one,” Kate, who was comforted by co-host Richard Madeley, said.
“He’s still in high dependency, but [I have my] fingers crossed for everything.”
Kate went on to thank the public for their messages of support and praised doctors for keeping him alive.
“It’s lovely to be back and thank you for all your good wishes,” she said.
“Brilliant work from A&E.”
He’s still in high dependency, but [I have my] fingers crossed for everything.
Speaking to The Sun previously, Kate said she tried to keep a smile on her face despite the hardships they faced.
Kate said: “I’m really tired but I take it day by day to level out the ups and downs.”
She also said at a London awards show: “I try to embrace life, especially the kids as we’ve had two and a half years of it.
“Their lives have changed and they need to do things.”
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