Derek, 56, still requires full-time care after suffering serious complications after contracting Covid-19 in 2020.
Appearing on Thursday’s Loose Women, Kate, also 56, offered an update on her husband’s health while also singing the praises of carers to mark Carer’s Rights Day.
The day is all about highlighting unpaid carers and their rights, which Kate did eloquently this week.
Touching upon Derek’s return to hospital, the mum-of-two said: ‘He’s actually back in the hospital at the moment, I haven’t talked about this, but not the horrific drama fortunately, because there have been lots of referrals and cancellations.’
She added: ‘He’s gone back in for something that began last year that he needed the second part of.
‘So, it’s a positive hospital thing, but hopefully won’t be in for too long.’
Kate was also promoting her new book, The Strength of Love, in which she charts Derek’s long road to recovery and the challenges that come with being his carer.
Announcing the book in September on Instagram, Kate wrote in part: ‘I must admit it has been so tough to write but that’s because I have had to go into some of my darkest thoughts and experiences, but I also wanted it to be a positive read for you too.
‘I have so much to be thankful for and so many people have shared so much love with me and my family, and I really wanted to share something helpful back.’
She added: ‘This book is about Derek’s ongoing battle to take back control of his body and mind, the amazing people who have helped us along the way and how love in all its forms can pull you to the brink one moment, and lift you up the next.’
Kate regularly speaks on life as a carer for her husband, with whom she shares two children, and how he is progressing health-wise.
She’s also released two documentaries on the subject: Finding Derek and Caring for Derek.
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