Good Morning Britain star Kate Garaway delivered a heartbreaking message about her husband Derek Draper on social media.
After not posting on Instagram since December, the star explained the absence of social media and shared an update on her husband’s condition.
Derek was hospitalized with the coronavirus last year and has been through a huge health fight ever since.
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And now, 53, Kate wrote that her journey was “far away.” She wrote: “Hello. I haven’t been here for a while, focusing and taking time like everyone else. About going through this latest lockdown.
“The pandemic isn’t over, and Derek’s journey is the same, but as we all tried to figure out what the new future looks like, we decided to share our story and what’s helping me keep up.”
Kate informed 970,000 Instagram followers that she will be releasing a book called The Power Of Hope this year.
Kate went on to say, “I really hope it helps with everything you are going through. You can pre-order The Power of Hope from Amazon, Waterstones, WHSmith or Bookshop.org.”
Fellow TV star Lorraine Kelly wrote in his post “Hope is incredibly powerful,” and Good Morning Britain star Charlotte Hawkins shared a love heart emoji.
The book will be released in April with Kate and her family, including two children Darcey and Billy, detailing what Derek went through in the terrible battle against Covid-19.
Kate, who recently admitted that kids are “really struggling” with homeschooling, said in Good Morning Britain.
“We all have this problem to some extent.
“I hope we can reach out to others who are suffering by telling the story of Derek’s illness and how it has changed the lives of our family.
“Writing about my experiences in the face of fear, dealing with an uncertain future every day, and finding strength for my kids would be great if I could help others get lost or in despair.”
53-year-old Derek was hospitalized for coronavirus in March 2020. After that, he fell into a coma.
In October, Kate revealed that her husband had said her first words in 214 days. Derek wore the word “pain” twice as he moved his body to prevent the doctor from holding him.
She told The Sun at the time: “It’s about trying to balance faith, hope, optimism and reality. But we have had an amazing and heartbreaking breakthrough.”