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Kate Garraway sends rare social message as she's inspired by survival story

The GMB presenter's husband has been hospitalised for ten weeks

Francesca Shillcock

Kate Garraway has responded to a fan on social media after they gave the Good Morning Britain presenter some touching advice as her husband Derek Draper continues to battle with his health after being hospitalised with Covid-19.

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The message that Kate retweeted read: "Keep going with the messages he is hang on, for a reason, for you, the kids, he has to come back to you all and he will." It continued: "Try to watch the YouTube clip about Lincoln Hall, he explains about the stages of unconsciousness that he came back from. Big hugs xxx."

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The mum-of-two then responded by saying "Thanks – will do xxx." Many of Kate's followers then took the opportunity to send their own message of support underneath the message. One person wrote: "Kate your such a wonderful person your husband Derek is holding on with your strength and ur kids he will pull though am sending you all my prayers and thoughts and sending you big hugs [sic]."

A second person added: "You really are an incredible person Kate! Thinking of you all and sending lots of love xxx," while a third wrote: "Kate, I think of you and your family often. I'm sending every ounce of love and goodwill I have, for your husband's recovery. So for the moment, just stay focussed and hold your kids close for now. God bless."

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The emotional exchange comes soon after the 53-year-old updated her fans on Derek's health with a touch message on Father's Day. Posting a collage of pictures, the presenter wrote: "Thank you so much for all your kind messages of support after my interviews with GMB and The Sun a couple of weeks ago. Am sorry have not posted recently. I just needed a little time."

"Whatever happens next I’m afraid it IS going to be a long road, with an uncertain end that isn’t even nearly in sight right now. BUT. This week I am refocusing on hope that as a family we are going to pull together with the support of friends and get through everything come what may."

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