Piers Morgan says Kate Garraway’s husband Derek ‘might never come out of coma’ after Covid-19 battle

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Kate Garraway has been warned her husband may never come out of a coma following his coronavirus battle, Piers Morgan has revealed.

TV presenter Kate's husband Derek Draper, both 53, was admitted to hospital back in March 2020 after showing symptoms of the deadly bug.

He was put into an induced coma and woke up for the first time in October last year to tell doctors he was in pain, but he's since been in a PDOC coma (Prolonged Disorder of Consciousness), which means he is generally unresponsive.

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Now, close pal of Kate and Good Morning Britain colleague Piers has shared a heartbreaking update about Derek's condition while speaking to vaccine minister Nadhim Zahawi on the show.

After Nadhim revealed his uncle tragically died of Covid-19 last week, Piers said: "Very sorry to Nadhim and his family. It's horrible. I know people that have lost parents, who have lost uncles, who've lost family members and it's devastating.

"When I see these Covid deniers and down players, the ones that want to constantly talk it all down, say 'it's just another flu'. Ask around now.

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"We know from our colleague Kate Garraway, whose husband Derek is still in a coma from Covid – he may never come out of that coma.

"She's been told this and it's heartbreaking. It's hit right here on our show."

It comes as Kate's memoir, The Power Of Hope, revealed that her husband is still “ravaged” by the virus. The TV host heartbreakingly revealed that she has to be careful of not “running away with hope” about Derek’s recovery as the prognosis is “incredibly uncertain”.

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Speaking to Susanna Reid and Piers, Kate opened up about how “unbearable” her first ever Christmas without Derek by her side was.

“It’s been a strange time. I feel like I was physically at the end of my tether and I sort of had to regroup a bit,” she shared.

Offering a rather bleak update on her husband’s recovery, Kate said, “Derek is still ravaged by the effects of Covid [since] way back in March. His recovery is incredibly uncertain.

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"I’m trying to look for new things and new ways, talking to doctors about what we can do for him.

“Meanwhile, people are still dying, extraordinary numbers of people who aren’t older, who haven’t got underlining symptoms and it is just unbearable.”

She added: “They said the chance of Derek’s survival was next to nothing and that he’d probably die, but I thought some people are surviving so why not Derek,” she said.

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