Kate Garraway has revealed her husband Derek Draper is in a "terrible state" as she believes inflammation passed through his brain during his coronavirus battle.
The 54 year old has been nursing her husband back to health after he was struck by Covid-19 in April 2020, which resulted in many complications requiring 24 hour care from nurses at the family’s home in London.
The Good Morning Britain presenter is set to share intimate details about her life, including the aftermath of the virus, in a sit down interview with her former colleague Piers Morgan on ITV's Life Stories, which will air on ITV at 8pm tonight.
Kate, who shares children Darcey, 15, and Billy, 11, with Derek, spoke on what exactly Covid-19 did to her husband as she said: "It's devastated him. From the top of his head to the tip of his toe.
"His digestive system, his liver, his kidneys, his heart, his nervous system. We're pretty sure that the inflammation did pass through the brain.
"He still can't communicate, he still has issues with mobility. Fundamentally, he's in a terrible state. Look, he's alive, Piers."
She continued: "It does feel as though I walked through a fiery furnace or fell down a rabbit hole.
"The world went dark and still looking for the light at the end of the tunnel, really."
Later, Kate opened up on the three words her husband said when she called him ahead of her interview with Piers, which was recorded last month.
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"We had a moment last night when I rang you about this interview, without warning me, you said, 'Why don't you talk to Derek?'" Piers shared.
He continued: "Derek replied when you said it was me, a very loud, clear, 'Hello', and I said a few things to him and the end and he said, 'Thank you'. I was stunned."
Kate, who was recently branded "filthy" by Ben Shephard due to the state of her car, replied: "We all were. The carers that were there with me at the time burst into tears.
"I don't want to suggest you're a healer Piers but it was remarkable."
She added: "It's moments like that which make you realise he is there – and we have had others. He will turn to me and say, 'I love you'. He is there, he has fought so hard to stay in this world and I am not giving up on him, ever."
'"He will have moments of clarity, then it’s like he disappears but then he finds a voice.
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