KATE Garraway has admitted it’s ‘tough’ to celebrate Halloween without husband Derek as he continues to battle coronavirus.
The Good Morning Britain presenter’s husband has been in hospital for 214 days battling Covid-19, with Kate telling The Sun today he was breathing unaided and had uttered his first word – pain.
Taking to Instagram on Saturday evening, Kate shared a video of her home decorated for the spooky celebration.
She wrote alongside it: “Tough day as Derek loves #halloween – but the kids have encouraged me to get some of his favourite spooky kit out to celebrate him and feel better for it . Happy #halloween everyone.”
As well as pumpkins and spinning wizards, Kate’s decorations also included light up skulls and a ghoulish mirror.
As she caught her reflection in a large mirror behind the items, Kate could be seen in a black and orange Halloween outfit.
Kate’s fans immediately offered her support, with one commenting: “Stay strong Kate , ur doing amazing. big hugs to you all.”
Another added: “you are an amazing mum and wife. We are all behind you.”
A third wrote: “How amazing enjoy the best you can amazing strong family x.”
Earlier today, Kate revealed to The Sun Derek mouthed the word “pain” as doctors manipulated his body to prevent him seizing up — while she sobbed as she watched through FaceTime.
The popular star said: “It’s a case of trying to balance belief, hope, optimism with reality.
“But we have had a breakthrough which was both amazing yet heartbreaking.
“It happened when the nurses were moving Derek, as part of his treatment, to trigger the sensation of gravity because he’s been horizontal for so long.
“Right from the beginning, when Derek couldn’t even open his eyes, the doctors and nurses have always talked to him to be respectful, and to try to trigger a response.
“As they were shifting him, they asked if he could feel anything — not expecting a response as he hadn’t previously. But suddenly he mouthed in a whisper, ‘Pain’.
“Obviously it’s so heart-wrenching that his first word was ‘pain’, but it is a huge breakthrough because it means he has been able to connect the feeling in his body to his brain and mouth.”