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Kate Garraway reveals "tough" hospital visit

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Kate Garraway admits to frustration after visiting her seriously ill husband Derek Draper in hospital.

Kate Garraway has admitted to feeling 'frustrated' as her husband Derek Draper continues his long recovery from battling coronavirus.

The 52-year-old is said to have had one of the most severe cases of any coronavirus patient in the country, having now spent the last four months in intensive care.

Draper's battle with the disease has left him with multiple severe ailments, including holes in his heart, clots in his lungs and diabetes, while he is still not thought to be communicating after coming out of a lengthy coma.

Garraway is now permitted to visit her husband in hospital and revealed on today's Good Morning Britain that she has found doing so this week especially difficult as their son Billy marked his 11th birthday.

"It was quite a tough visit yesterday, he has had a tough couple of weeks, and it's frustrating," she said.

"It's Billy's actual birthday today so I think I was extra emotional, because you think about the day he was born and Derek's involvement and how much Derek would have liked to have been present, so it was very emotional.

"But what the doctor said to me is, 'Sometimes, Kate, a day where nothing has gone backwards and nothing has gone wrong is a positive one'.

"So it's a stable day, but I am desperate for a step forward. But it's always lovely to see him so it's wonderful to have the chance to do that."

Garraway returned to GMB hosting duties for the first time last week.

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