06 July 2020

Kate Garraway’s husband Derek out of coma, but Piers Morgan hints situation ‘not as positive’ as it seems

Piers Morgan has warned that Kate Garraway’s husband Derek Draper coming out of his coma may not be as positive as at first seems.

Draper emerged from the coma he has been in for more than three months on Sunday as he continues his recovery from the damage caused to his body from coronavirus.

Garraway and Draper have been married since 2005 (PA)

And while many reports remain optimistic about his situation, Morgan urged caution when speaking on Good Morning Britain.

He said: "A few papers are doing a lot of coverage today on our friend Kate Garraway and the situation involving her husband Derek.

"It's probably not as positive a story as the papers perhaps believe. So we just have a little clarification from Kate's representatives."

The GMB presenter then went on to read out their statement: "These headlines are a sign of a level of optimism that might not be justified. We hope, as does Kate, that there will be more evidence of a recovery. But it will be a very slow and uncertain path."

Draper no longer has coronavirus after testing negative for the disease in hospital.

However, the effect the virus has had on his body means he has suffered ‘extraordinary damage’, leaving his ability to recover hanging in the balance.

But Garraway remains hopeful the father of her two children can fight back from the terribly difficult situation.

She said: “I really believe he can hear. When medical staff say, ‘Good morning, Derek,’ he sometimes opens his eyes.

"We and the doctors are doing everything we can so that he can start to recover."

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