Kate Garraway opened up about the moment she mistakenly believed her husband Derek Draper had died.
Derek has been in the hospital for a year after contracting coronavirus.
He was put into a coma by doctors to help fight the virus.
However, Derek’s main organs are affected by the disease, and doctors are unsure if he will recover.
Kate Garraway said her husband may have died
In an interview with the Sunday Times, Kate revealed that there was a moment when she was accidentally told that Derek “may have died”.
“He may have died. Someone will call you back, ”says Kate.
“I just sat on the phone and waited to see if he’d died or not,” said the GMB star.
However, it turned out to be a mistake in the end.
Read more: Kate Garraway on husband Derek Draper in a new ITV documentary
She added, “Then it turned out that someone had died with a name similar to his.”
Derek has since beaten Covid-19 but has yet to become aware from his induced coma.
He is now the longest surviving Covid-019 inpatient in the UK.
Kate went on to share how she felt when she first realized that her husband may never recover.
“I just thought this was a horror story.
“I don’t know if he’ll ever have a life again. We just don’t know. “
GMB star gets her own documentary
The beloved ITV presenter will soon be providing more insight into her family’s struggle in the upcoming ITV documentary Kate Garraway: Finding Derek.
ITV said: “In a special one-off film, Kate Garraway offers an intimate glimpse into managing the effects of COVID-19 as her husband Derek Draper remains critically ill a year after contracting the virus.
“Presenter and journalist Kate offers an unwavering account of the profound impact on her family and others when she first sheds light on the reality of the past 12 months.”
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