She stood by her husband Derek Draper’s side during his recovery from the coronavirus.
And Kate Garraway has found his return from hospital this year “bittersweet,” her close friend and television host Clare Nasir, 51, has now revealed.
She says the presenter and mother of two, 54, ‘can never stop what is happening’ and has a lot on her plate as a presenter, mother, carer and wife.
Tough: Kate Garraway has found husband Derek Draper’s return this summer ‘bittersweet’, her close friend and television host Clare Nasir, 51, has revealed
Kate recently enjoyed her first night out since Derek became seriously unwell while attending the West End opening of Wonderville at the Palace Theatre.
Clare told Closer: “Kate has been incredible the whole time – even more so since Derek got home. She actually does four jobs now – presenter, mother, wife and carer.
“She is on the go all the time and has been pushed to the limit physically and mentally for the past year and a half. So a chance to go to the theater – something she and the kids love – was great for her.
“It was bittersweet, though, because Kate can never turn away from what’s happening. I know she would always have had a hotline to the house and would have turned to Derek.”
Illness: Derek was released from hospital in March this year after being first diagnosed in March 2020 and he is considered the longest surviving Covid-19 patient in the country
Difficult: Kate recently said of Derek at the West End event: ‘It was very strange leaving him tonight to come out’ (pictured in 2019)
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Speaking at the West End event recently, Kate said: ‘It’s our first time since February 2020 so we’re really excited, and this is a date that came about because it was supposed to take place a few weeks ago and then it happened It happened and then we just thought, ‘Let’s go for it’ – so very exciting.
“It was very strange to leave him tonight to come out as he is a big fan of magic but it’s not possible at the moment so we just said we’ll see him next time when we get back .’
It comes after Kate warned on Monday ‘MORE long Covid symptoms are coming’.
Oh no! It comes after Kate warned on Monday ‘MORE long Covid symptoms are coming’
Giving GMB viewers an update on her husband Derek’s recovery, she admitted, “There are always more problems!”
Derek, 53, is still at home recovering from his protracted battle with the illness that previously proved to be near-fatal and ravaged his body, and Kate has now revealed that ‘more symptoms are on the way’.
What is Lung Covid?
Long Covid – also known as post-Covid-19 syndrome – is when Covid symptoms persist beyond the period of infection.
The long list of symptoms includes fatigue, chest tightness, dizziness, palpitations, and problems with memory or concentration.
Research published by the Ministry of Health suggested last month that up to two million people in the UK may have had Long Covid.
According to the NHS, the likelihood of long-term symptoms does not appear to be related to how sick you are when you first get COVID-19.
However, last month’s study found that the prevalence of Lung Covid increased with age and was higher in women.
Kate’s co-host Ben Shephard, 46, claimed: ‘Long Covid is a very real problem for many people who have contracted the virus.’
And Dr Amir Khan agreed, affirming: ‘It’s very real. It is estimated that two million people in the UK are suffering from Long Covid.
“And symptoms can include extreme fatigue, brain fog, vision problems, problems with pain, trouble breathing, palpitations, chest pain, all sorts of things.”
Kate added: ‘And those are just the ones we know, aren’t they Dr Khan? Because there are more and more different parts of the body that have damage.
“I know Derek is an extreme example, but more Lung Covid symptoms are emerging. All the time there are more problems. Initially it was exhaustion, but there are more to come.’
dr. Khan agreed: ‘Yes, that’s absolutely right and the symptoms can be mild in some people and severe in others.
“It’s thought to be caused by this excessive immune response to the virus that creates these antibodies long after the virus has cleared, these antibodies then attack normal tissue giving you these symptoms.”
“Treatment options are still being discovered…and while we wait, there’s not much we can do because we don’t really know what the treatments are yet, so it’s really, really hard.”
He added: “Lewis Hamilton, I’m really sorry he suffers from Long Covid, but someone talking about it so prominently shows how even the healthiest people can get Covid and suffer from these long Covid symptoms.”
Meanwhile, Kate’s husband Derek was released from the hospital in March this year after the first diagnosis was made in March 2020.
Terrible: Dr. Amir Khan explained about long Covid: ‘It’s very real. An estimated two million people in the UK are suffering from Long Covid’
The virus has destroyed his entire body, causing kidney failure, liver and pancreatic damage.
More than once, his heart stopped beating, he battled bacterial pneumonia, and battled multiple infections that poked holes in his lungs.
He is considered the longest surviving Covid-19 patient in the country. The former lobbyist is still recovering from the illness at their London home.
Attributed mother: Kate and Derek married in 2005 and share daughter Darcey (14) and son Billy (11) (pictured in December)