Kate Garraway still 'lives in fears' that husband Derek Draper could die at any moment

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'Good Morning Britain' star Kate Garraway is still living in fear that husband Derek Draper could die at any minute after his devastating COVID-19 battle.

Kate Garraway

Kate Garraway is still living in fear that her husband Derek Draper could die at any minute.

The 'Good Morning Britain' presenter admitted she is trying to "take back control" and look after herself, but her husband still requires full time care since living back at home following his terrifying COVID-19 battle.

She told Good Housekeeping magazine: "I’d love to be able to tell you that, since Derek has been home, everything has been easy, that the miracle of him being at home has turned the day-to-day challenges into a breeze.

"But because we keep having emergency setbacks and he’s had to be rushed back into hospital so many times, the fear of him dying has never left us.

"The unpredictability of his day-to-day condition means we’re living on a rollercoaster.”

The 56-year-old star - who has children Darcy, 17, and Billy, 14, with her husband - revealed she's "deliberately" trying to making her own self-care a priority too.

She added: "I’ve been experimenting with ways to take control of my own happiness. I now deliberately carve out time to give myself the gift of doing something that only helps me.

"It might be only 10 minutes of something physical, such as stretching, pottering in the garden with a mug of tea, or reading something not related to work.

"And I’ve put some fun girls’ nights in the diary with Charlotte Hawkins, Ranvir Singh and Susanna Reid.”

Derek was left with long-lasting organ damage after he contracting COVID-19 in March 2020, and he spent over a year in hospital before coming home.

He currently has no physical mobility and requires two people to hold him upright five times a day to help him bear weight.

Meanwhile, she recently admitted her children have found ways to cope with their new family life, and admitted everyone has some kind of "adrenaline".

She told 'Heart Breakfast' hosts Amanda Holden and Jamie Theakston: "And the kids have too in their own way, so I think the last year and a half really, has been coming to terms with the fact that we're not in a 'one week' 'two week' 'three month' drama.

"We’re in something ongoing and I think weirdly, that’s how it's felt for everybody beyond the pandemic."

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