Kate Garraway has revealed she was rushed to hospital after collapsing backstage at GMB amid husband Derek Draper’s health battle.
TV presenter Kate, 56, recalled the terrifying moment she thought she was having a heart attack in her new book.
Hospitalised after heading into work despite a “sharp and excruciating” pain in her chest, Kate underwent a series of medical tests.
And while she didn’t suffer an attack in that moment, the telly star was warned by a cardiologist that heart issues could not be dismissed.
‘There was a searing pain in my chest’ (Credit: ITV)
GMB star Kate Garraway on ‘temporary paralysis’
In an extract from The Strength Of Love published in The Sun, Kate explained early one morning, in November of last year, she woke up for work at GMB but was unable to turn off her alarm. That’s because her arm wouldn’t move as she attempted to silence her 2am wake up alert.
Kate wrote her fists were clenched, with arms over the duvet pointing upwards, as if she was about to take a punch. Kate went on to detail how she eventually managed to roll out of her bed onto her knees despite her “temporary paralysis”.
Like someone had punched their fist through my breastbone, snatched hold of my heart and squeezed.
She said: “There was a searing pain in my chest — as though someone had punched their fist through my breastbone, snatched hold of my heart and squeezed.”