Kate Garraway’s husband Derek ‘fighting for his life after suffering heart attack’

Good Morning Britain host Kate Garraway's husband Derek Draper is reported to have suffered "a massive heart attack" this week.

A source told The Sun: "Derek suffered a massive heart attack earlier this week which has left him fighting for his life all over again.

"It was sudden and a shock as he had been doing so well and was in great spirits, looking forward to Christmas at home with the family.

“This setback has been a huge blow for his family and all the people caring for him.

“Derek has fought so many times, and always, against all odds, come out the other side."

OK! has contact a representative for Kate Garraway for comment.

Kate, 56, is reported to be by Derek's bedside holding vigil and has been with him "24 hours a day and is willing him on to win this latest battle for his life".

Derek has been in and out of hospital many times over the past few years after he became seriously ill with coronavirus in 2020.

He was put into a medically induced coma and Kate has spoken many times about how the family has had to readjust to a new way of living as Derek battles to get better.

She recently told OK!: "Derek's in hospital having some treatment. It's not an emergency thing, it's not a dramatic rush back into intensive care, thank goodness.

"It's something that started last year that we hope will lead to improvement.

"I've managed to get it in before the end of the year. It's something we were trying to do in the summer, but there are referrals and time and all of those things.

"Every day we wait and see. There isn't a dramatic improvement but touch wood things haven't gone backwards either. So we're just adjusting to a new normal."

Appearing on the Emotionally Speaking podcast with host Peter Leonard, she shared her heartbreak over seeing Derek fight to be the person he once was.

"He is living in the world of the unknown, when he wakes u pin the morning it is heartbreaking because it feels as though you are watching someone who may have been inhabiting his old life in his dreams and then he wakes up and you see the cloud descend of the battle he has ahead," Kate explained.

"But if you look back, there is some progress, he has more words now and his voice is stronger. You occasionally get a little bit of a Chorley accent in there so it feels like he is more present, but he still can't sit up without assistant and his life isn't his own.

"His brain had always been his allay and friend, but now it is his enemy. I think he's had a big emotional struggle."

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