Kate Garraway reveals meningitis scare
KATE GARRAWAY has revealed that her health scare last week was feared to be meningitis.
The popular Good Morning Britain presenter, 51, was described as coming ‘back from the brink’ by fellow host Ben Shephard in a light-hearted Twitter post (pictured above) featuring the pair plus presenter Susanna Reid.
Speaking to Ben and Susanna about her ordeal, Kate explained that she had experienced some of the killer infection’s classic symptoms.
‘I came in Friday before last and I couldn’t look at the lights and I had a temperature over 40,’ she said.
Kate then described how she assured the director she’d be fine, but they said: ‘Even you can’t make this funny, Kate, there is no way you can do the show — we can’t turn the lights off!’
It was then she realised something serious was up and went straight to hospital, fearing the worst.
The medics ‘were thinking meningitis’ and immediately got her on a drip, Kate said, before adding: ‘Fortunately it wasn’t, and they sorted me out and I was fine.’
Kate was cagey about what her illness actually was, saying only that it had been a virus. But even once she’d got a diagnosis, she said she tried to struggle on by attending an awards ceremony that night.
The doctors joked they could wheel her from the ward, she said, but then looked at her notes and said: ‘No! You are way too ill.’
Her return was greeted with relief and delight by fans today, with one admirer writing: ‘Lovely to see you back on GMB this morning looking absolutely gorgeous Kate.’
Author: Anna Thomson