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Goody having pain relief surgery

Jade Goody
Goody was diagnosed with cervical cancer last year

Terminally ill reality TV star Jade Goody is expected to have an emergency operation to help relieve her pain.

Goody, 27, was admitted to London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London on Monday to clear a blockage.

Publicist Max Clifford said that the surgery, if successful, would improve her quality of life.

The mother-of-two, who married eight days ago, has only weeks to live after her cervical cancer spread to her liver, groin and bowel.

Clifford said that Goody's pain was centred on the left side of her pelvis.

Goody is expected to be moved back to the Royal Marsden Hospital at some point after the procedure.

"The most important thing is that they got the pain under control last night and she has managed to have a good night's sleep which is something she hasn't had for a few days," Clifford told GMTV.

'Very emotional'

Clifford said Goody's sons, Bobby, five, and four-year-old Freddy, may visit their mother in hospital later "providing she is well enough and out of pain".

He added Goody hoped to return home soon saying: "She just wants to be at home with the kids and obviously with [husband] Jack."

Clifford said he had had a "very emotional" phone call with Goody, who was first diagnosed with cancer last year.

"She's very frightened. She was sobbing on the phone to me. She said: 'Why can't they get me out of all this pain?'"

Goody is due to be christened next Saturday at a church close to her home, along with her sons.

She also plans to record a television interview with Piers Morgan for ITV early next week, Mr Clifford said.

Goody's husband, Jack Tweed, 21, appeared before magistrates in Epping, Essex, on Monday to face an assault charge. He denies attacking a taxi driver and threatening to stab him after leaving a club in Essex last year.

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