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19th Dec 2023

Kate Garraway’s husband Derek in ‘very serious condition’ following heart attack

Kat O'Connor

Kate Garraway and her family are praying for a miracle

Derek Draper, husband of Kate Garraway, is in a “very serious condition” in hospital.

Kate’s Good Morning Britain co-stars issued an update following his hospitalisation.

It is believed Derek was admitted to hospital last week after suffering a massive heart attack.

Presenter, Charlotte Hawkins told viewers: “We wanted to start with an update. You may have seen in the news over the weekend that Derek, Kate’s husband, is sadly in a very serious condition at the moment.”

Richard Madeley added: “We just want to let Derek, Kate and of course the whole family know we are all here thinking of them, and we know many of you are as well, and that all of us send them our very, very best wishes at what is a very, very difficult time.”

Kate Garraway has not left her husband’s bedside since the tragedy unfolded.

He may be in a very serious condition, but she is praying for a miracle.

A source told The Sun that she has been holding vigil by Derek 24/7.

The heart attack came as a massive shock for the family as Derek had been doing well after years of health issues.

The former political advisor has been in and out of hospital since contracting Covid-19 in 2020.

Derek was placed in an induced coma after he was diagnosed with the virus.

He has faced multiple health issues ever since, including liver damage and brain inflammation.

A source close to Kate Garraway told The Sun that he is a fighter.

They confirmed Derek had been “in great spirits” and he was looking forward to Christmas with his family.

“This setback has been a huge blow for his family and all the people caring for him,” they said.