Kate Garraway says husband Derek Draper is in hospital again as she shares update

Kate Garraway has announced Derek Draper has been admitted to hospital again following complications caused by contracting sepsis earlier this year.

The 54 year old husband of the Good Morning Britain presenter has been battling health issues since catching Covid-19 in 2020. While he returned home to round-the-clock care in 2021, he's been in and out of the hospital ever since he contracted the virus.

Now, Kate has revealed he's back in hospital, where doctors are fighting for him to return home to his family.

The presenter, 55, told The Sun: "Derek is back in hospital after developing sepsis that again threatened his life and we are again fighting to get him home."

She continued: "But I remain constantly inspired by those around him – not just for their expertise but for their loving care."

Kate is set to attend the National Television Awards on Thursday 13 October after her documentary Kate Garraway: Caring For Derek is up for a gong.

Speaking to the publication about the nomination, Kate explained how she feels "guilty" over asking her fans to vote as people have already shown their unyielding support over the last few years.

She said: "When Caring for Derek was nominated, I was of course very honoured but I had mixed feelings about asking people to vote for the film.

"I was worried and guilty about asking for more support when so many have already sent their good wishes.

"But now too many have got in touch saying, 'Please shout it from the rooftops’ for me to ignore!'

She went on: "You see, I am one of the lucky ones. Not only did I pray every night for months when Derek's life hung in the balance to have the chance to care for him, also I have supportive employers and family and friends to help. Millions care day in day out alone."

It comes after Kate recently shared she feels "depressed" while caring for her husband in a candid Instagram post for World Mental Health Day.

Speaking of her documentary, she told fans: "In the documentary, you saw me frustrated, depressed, emotional. And I've been all of those and more in recent weeks and months and more.

"Because that's the thing with caring, you want it to carry on because you want the person to be surviving and still with you, so that you CAN care for them, but there isn't an endpoint and it doesn't get any easier."

She also captioned the video with thanks for the nomination, adding: "We made the film to highlight the challenges and rewards of being a carer, but since then things haven’t got any easier either for Derek and I, nor for the millions of other carers right across the UK.

"@carersfirst have done some research & the economic crisis has left many feeling suicidal , hundreds of thousands with mental health issues & more than 93 percent say they can’t sleep because they are so terrified about the future.

"On #worldmentalhealthday I have been thinking about what so many are going through. If you haven’t seen #caringforderek it is still on the @itv hub. And if you feel moved to vote, then the link is in my bio – carers and anyone with a long term illness would feel so grateful not to be forgotten."

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