Kate Garraway's husband Derek suffers 'significant kidney damage' in latest health scare as he's rushed to hospital | The Sun

KATE Garraway's husband Derek Draper has suffered "significant kidney damage" in his latest health scare after he was rushed to hospital.

The Sun previously revealed how the heartbroken GMB star is again by the psychotherapist’s bedside during his latest setback.


Battling Derek, who was first hospitalised with coronavirus in March 2020, had the operation on his kidneys.

It has now been revealed that he has "suffered damage to his kidneys", just adding to his ongoing health battle.

A source told us: “This is another hammer blow for poor Derek.

"He is giving the fight against covid his absolute all, but his kidneys have suffered some pretty serious damage.

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"Doctors explained there was no alternative but to operate. Of course Kate and the family are worried but she’s been reassured the procedure itself is routine.

“Everyone has everything crossed, and Kate is being her usual stoical self and keeping everything running, business as usual, on the home front.”

Ex-spin doctor Derek, 55, is Britain’s longest serving hospital in-patient after contracting the virus.

He suffered significant, and lasting, damage to his organs after being put on a ventilator in intensive care.

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Last month Kate, 55, had to take time off Good Morning Britain and her Smooth FM radio show to look after her husband.

She has now returned to both jobs. It later emerged Derek was battling life-threatening sepsis.

Kate has released two documentaries detailing Derek’s fight against the virus.

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Viewers were left in tears at the toll Covid has had on the dad of two.

As well as helping him with basic bodily functions – and doing seven loads of washing a day – Kate has had her London home adapted to help Derek settle back into family life.

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