Harrowing moment Derek Draper sobs ‘I don’t want to carry on’ as Kate Garraway cries in heart-rending documentary


Harrowing moment Derek Draper sobs ‘I don’t want to carry on’ as Kate Garraway cries in heart-rending documentary

DEREK Draper sobbed ‘I don’t want to carry on’ as Kate Garraway broke down in a harrowing moment from their heart-rending documen

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DEREK Draper sobbed ‘I don’t want to carry on’ as Kate Garraway broke down in a harrowing moment from their heart-rending documentary.

The 53-year-old Good Morning Britain presenter has bravely allowed the cameras to follow her husband’s battle against coronavirus in tonight’s ITV documentary, Finding Derek.

🔵 Read our Kate Garraway and Derek Draper live blog for news and updates ahead of Finding Derek on ITV tonight…

Derek broke down in tears as he said he couldn’t carry on

Derek was rushed to hospital with Covid-19 last March and remains in intensive care to this day, having spent much of the past year in a coma caused by complications from the virus.

Kate has been documenting Derek’s long, slow recovery after coronavirus ravaged his body, causing his liver, kidneys and heart to fail.

In one harrowing moment from the heartbreaking show, Derek, 53, was seen in tears on a video call to his wife from his hospital bed.

He cried: “There’s no way out, there’s no way out.”

Kate remained remarkably calm in the distressing moment

Derek has been in hospital battling Covid for a year[/caption]

Kate, who was at home with their two children, replied calmly: “What do you mean there’s no way out? In terms of what?”

Derek said: “I’ve got to the point where I just think, f*** it. F*** it.”

Kate asked: “As in die?” and when Derek said yes, she replied: “No….no.”

Derek grew more distressed and tearful and sobbed to his wife: “I don’t know how to cope, I don’t know how to cope.”

Kate showed incredible strength throughout the documentary
The star kept in touch with Derek via FaceTime
She has saved a year’s worth of newspapers for her husband

Kate continued to remain remarkably calm as she reassured him: “I know you feel like you’re trapped in your head and it’s terrifying but you’re coming home, you’re coming back to your life and you will be the person, even better than you were before. You will be.”

Kate, who was also seen adapting the family home for Derek’s needs when he does leave hospital, continued: “And I will find a way to make it better, OK?”

It comes as:

  • Kate revealed she has saved a year’s worth of newspapers for Derek to catch up on
  • Their son Billy shared his hope of playing Lego with his dad again
  • Daughter Darcey revealed her fear of Derek dying
  • Ben Shephard paid tribute to his ‘brilliant’ friend as he shared fears of a ‘crash’
  • Kate broke down in tears as Derek’s first word out of his coma was ‘pain’
  • Derek sobbed in a video call from his hospital bed

She continued to reassure her husband, who she married in 2005, and told him: “I promised you I was going to save you and I’ll save you, you just have to hang in there OK?”

Her words appeared to do the trick as Derek seemed to calm down and lie back on his hospital bed.

Derek’s body has been ravaged by coronavirus
Derek’s daughter Darcey shared her fear of her dad dying

The ITV special was moving from the start, with Kate admitting she’d saved every newspaper for the year her husband had been in hospital so that he can “catch up” once he is better.

Their children Billy, 11, and 14-year-old Darcey also featured – with Billy admitting that he wants his dad to come home from hospital so that they can play Lego.

Meanwhile, Darcey admitted her fear of her dad dying, replying when asked if it was “scary” to see Derek in hospital: “It’s not really scary in the way that he looks scary, it’s just scary in the way of thinking we might lose him.”

There were tears from both Kate and Derek, with Kate unable to keep herself together when her husband spoke for the first time – mouthing the word “pain”.

Son Billy also spoke out

Derek with children Darcey and Billy in 2019[/caption]

She wept: “It makes me cry because that is a massive breakthrough- the fact his brain can communicate to his mouth to shape the word pain.

“So obviously, while it’s awful he’s feeling pain and it’s awful that is the word he can reach for because it makes you think that is the dominating experience he is having at the moment, which is not what you want.

“But the fact that he was able to do it, shows that there are connections that are coming back. That is the important thing.”

Derek is the UK’s longest-surviving coronavirus in-patient in the UK after he was rushed to hospital with the illness almost a year ago – remaining in ICU ever since.