Peter Andre has sent his love to his friend Kate Garraway after she revealed her husband Derek Draper nearly died of sepsis.

The presenter recently took time off Good Morning Britain to look after her husband of 16 years. And as she returned to her duties on the show the 55 year old opened up about how Derek had contracted “severe sepsis” after developing a bad kidney infection.

Writing in his column, Pete praised his pal Kate and shared his desperation for the star and her family to catch a break.

The 49 year old said: “I am sending my best wishes to Kate Garraway after she revealed her husband Derek Draper nearly died of sepsis.

“I’ve known Kate for a while and she is one of the kindest and loveliest people you will ever come across.

“It still frustrates me so much when I think about all the people who said Covid wasn’t real when you see what has happened to Derek.

“It’s just heartbreaking. I hope Derek, Kate and their whole family can catch a break soon and get some good news, and I hope Kate is being given the support she deserves.”

Talking about what had happened to former political advisor Derek, Kate told GMB viewers: “I got a phone call from the person who was looking after him saying, 'Right, we're really worried'. I whizzed home and it just sort of went boom from there.

"We called an ambulance, went to A&E, where they said he had very severe sepsis, life-threatening sepsis. So it was really dramatic."

She continued: "A really junior doctor said, 'What did you think it might be?' He knew it wasn't Covid-19 because we tested before we left the hospital on the Thursday.

"I said, 'Well I did wonder if it was a urine infection, but weirdly we couldn't get anything for a sample.' And they just went, 'Kidneys'.”

The star went on to explain how doctors are now battling to save Derek’s kidneys.

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"Unfortunately, his kidneys were really badly infected, blocked. The challenge now is to save them. So that's where we've been for the last three weeks," she said.

Kate went on to share that while Derek is still in hospital, he's no longer in intensive care.

Kate, who shares Darcey, 16, and Billy, 14, with Derek, pulled out of her presenting duties on GMB in mid-July after her husband was rushed back to hospital.


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