Kate Garraway says that she is “at her limit” after her car tyre “exploded” on the way to visit her husband in hospital
The TV presenter, whose husband Derek Draper has been in a medically induced coma since contracting coronavirus in March, was driving back from Kent to London with her children on Sunday (26 July) when the dangerous incident occurred.
Garraway was able to pull over, but the part of the motorway she was on did not have a hard shoulder, leaving the family exposed to oncoming traffic.
Presenting on Good Morning Britain on Monday (27 July), she told co-host Ben Shephard that she had been driving back to check on Draper when the incident occurred, saying: “You know people say God and the universe doesn’t send you what you can’t deal with?
“I would like to put a message out, I am at my limit, I am at my absolute limit now,” she joked. “If the universe could just give me a calm Monday.”
Describing the incident, Garraway said: “It’s that moment where you think, ‘I can’t control the car,’” explaining the “weird steering” with smoke and “bits of rubber flying everywhere”.
Garraway has been back presenting Good Morning Britain for two weeks after taking an extended break due to her husband’s illness.
Last week, she provided GMB viewers with a positive update on Draper’s health, saying: “He is stable and yesterday I spoke to the nurses and they said they had put Good Morning Britain on and they felt, because his eyes were open, that he looked focused and engaged.”
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