Kate Garraway reveals Derek Draper had a ‘stable’ day as she gives update on husband’s condition

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Kate Garraway has revealed Derek Draper has been in a "stable" condition in her latest update on her husband's health.

The 53 year old took to Good Morning Britain to update viewers on Derek's health as he remains in hospital following his battle with coronavirus.

Derek, 52, was placed in intensive care with the bug in April and remains in hospital, with Kate previously revealing doctors are unsure he'll be able to recover from the damage caused to his body.

I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star Kate has now spoken out on Derek's current condition as she spoke with her co-host Adil Ray.

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She said: "I'm hoping to see him this week and, well, it was a stable day yesterday.

"I'm learning, Adil, that stable is sometimes good. What we want is up days but a non-down day is something to celebrate as well, but it doesn't necessarily get any easier.

"It's good to know that things are moving forward, trials are being done and other lives can be saved."


Kate's update followed a piece on plasma donations, which she had asked viewers to get behind last week, setting off a spike of 300% more volunteers signing up.

Professor Mike Murphy applauded Kate for speaking out on the campaign for more donations, saying: "As it was said at the beginning of the programme, we had three times more people coming forward after the programme last week.

"I hope we will have many more this week. If you've had coronavirus, please get in touch with us, come forward and donate plasma."

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Kate's latest update comes after she told viewers on Monday that Derek was having "challenges" with his lungs.

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.

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"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."

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.

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