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Saturday 29 August 2015

Close-to-death Jade too sick to meet Big Brother star Shilpa

Published 17/03/2009

Jade Goody
Jade Goody
Jade Goody on her wedding day
Jade Goody arrives at her home in Upshire, Essex, following her wedding to Jack Tweed
Jade Goody arrives at her home in Upshire, Essex, following her wedding to Jack Tweed
A copy of the marriage certificate from Jade Goody's wedding to Jack Tweed on Sunday February 22, 2009
Jade Goody on her wedding day
Jade Goody and Jack Tweed on their wedding day
Jade Goody and Jack Tweed with her sons Bobby and Freddy on Jade and Jack's wedding day
Jade Goody and Jack Tweed on their wedding day
Jade Goody and Jack Tweed on their wedding day
Jade Goody on her wedding day
Jade Goody arrives at Basildon Magistrates Court, Basildon, Essex, where she was charged with motoring offences.
Jade Goody, star of Jade's Salon, on LivingTV.
Jade Goody, star of Jade's Salon, on LivingTV.
Jackie Budden, Jade Goody's mother, arrives at Jade's house in Waltham Abbey, Essex after her daughter left the Royal Marsden Hospital in central London
Jade Goody and Jack Tweed arrive back at their house in Waltham Abbey, Essex after leaving the Royal Marsden Hospital in central London.
Jade Goody and Jack Tweed arrive back at their house in Waltham Abbey, Essex after leaving the Royal Marsden Hospital in central London.
Jade Goody's husband Jack Tweed arrives his step-sons' Christening taking place in the chapel of the Royal Marsden hospital in Fulham, west London.
Jade Goody's mother Jackiey Budden leaving the Crown pub opposite the Royal Marsden Hospital, west London.
Jade Goody photographed in the Marriot County Hall, in London (Photograph by David Sandison, The Independent)
Reality TV star Jade Goody
Jade Goody arriving at St Albans Crown Court in St Albans, Hertfordshire having being charged with motoring offences.
Jade Goody leaves the Royal Marsden hospital on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Getty Images)
Jade Goody leaves the Royal Marsden hospital on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Getty Images)
Jade Goody leaves her home as preparations continue for her wedding to Jack Tweed this Sunday on February 19, 2009 in Waltham Abbey, England. (Photo by Daniel Sheils/Getty Images)
Jade Goody arrives at Mumbai Airport ahead of speculation that she will take part in 'Big Boss', India's answer to 'Big Brother' on August 15, 2008 in Mumbai (Bombay), India. (Photo by Ritam Banerjee/Getty Images)
Jade Goody arrives at Mumbai Airport ahead of a possible part in 'Big Boss' (India's answer to 'Big Brother') on August 15, 2008 in Mumbai (Bombay), India. (Photo by Ritam Banerjee/Getty Images)
Jade Goody arrives at the UK premiere of 'Ben 10: Race Against Time' at the Vue cinema, Leicester Square on February 10, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Jade Goody attends the Pink Ice Ball at the Waldorf Hilton on October 5, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Jade Goody (R) and Jack Sweeney (L) attend the Music Industry Soccer Six event at Upton Park on May 20, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Stansall/Getty Images)
A box of Celebrity Big Brother contestant Jade Goody's fragrance "Shh" is seen on January 18, 2007 in London. (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)
Jade Goody and Jack Tweedy arrive for Celebrity Big Brother series five at Elstree Studios on January 5, 2007 in London, England (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Jade Goody arrives at the UK Gala Screening of "Garfield 2: A Tail Of Two Kitties" at Vue West End, Leicester Square on July 16, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Claire Greenway/Getty Images)
Jade Goody arrives at the after party following the UK Charity Premiere of "Just My Luck" at Cafe de Paris on June 28, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Jade Goody, the former Big Brother housemate, signs copies of her autobiography at a book signing in the Gyle Shopping Centre June 14, 2006, in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Jeff Brazier, Rebecca Loos, Orlaith McAllister and Jade Goody are seen at the start line of the London Marathon on April 23, 2006 in Greenwich. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Jade Goody models on the catwalk at the Autumn/Winter Collection launch for LIVINGtv at the Cumberland Hotel on September 8, 2005 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Westing/Getty Images)
Jade Goody arrives at the World Film Premiere of "After The Sunset" at Vue Leicester Square on November 2, 2004 in London. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
Ex-Big Brother contestant Jade Goody attends the TV Quick Awards held at The Dorchester, Park Lane, September 9, 2002 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by John Li/Getty Images)
Jade - during the days leading up to her marriage to Jack Tweed
Jade - during the days leading up to her marriage to Jack Tweed
Jade - during the days leading up to her marriage to Jack Tweed
Jade - during the days leading up to her marriage to Jack Tweed
Jade Goody's mother Jackiey
Jade - during the days leading up to her marriage to Jack Tweed
Cancer-stricken Jade Goody leaving the Royal Marsden Hospital, in Fulham, south west London, in a wheelchair.
Well wishers Mollie, 11 Alicia Johnson, eight with their mother Lyn, with gifts outside the wedding of Jade Goody and Jack Tweed
The police and members of the public outside Down Hall Country House Hotel Near Hatfield Heath, Essex, where Jade Goody and Jack Tweed have got married
A 'Jade loves Jack' banner is flown above Down Hall Country House Hotel
Max Clifford talks to reporters prior to Jade Goody's wedding at Down Hall on February 22
Antony Costa arrives for Jade Goody's wedding at Down Hall
TV presenter Nick Ross arrives at the wedding of Jade Goody and Jack Tweed at Down Hall Country House Hotel Near Hatfield Heath, Essex.
Jack Tweed's mother drives away from her house in Essex on the day of her son's wedding to Jade Goody
Jade Goody and Jack Tweed make an appearance for the press outside her home in Waltham Abbey
Jade Goody and Jack Tweed make an appearance for the press outside her home in Waltham Abbey
Jade Goody and Jack Tweed share a kiss on the drive way of her home in Upshire, Essex.
Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty and Jade Goody
Jade Goody

Jade Goody is too ill for a visit from her former Celebrity Big Brother housemate Shilpa Shetty, her friend and publicist Max Clifford has said.

Jade learned of her cancer while starring on India’s version of Big Brother which Shetty hosted.

The pair first met on Celebrity Big Brother in 2007 when Jade was plunged into a race row over the treatment of the Indian contestant.

The pair have since made their peace and Shetty was invited to Jade’s wedding, but was unable to attend due to filming commitments.

It had been hoped the 33-year-old Bollywood actress might be able to say farewell to her terminally ill friend during a visit to Britain this week.

But Mr Clifford said Shilpa would not be paying a visit to Jade as she was too sick.

He said: “She is not well. Shilpa totally understands that.”

The cancer-stricken star deteriorated over the weekend and her condition remained unchanged yesterday.

Jade’s family have been readying themselves for the end.

“She has put her house in order and faced up to everything in an incredibly brave way,” Mr Clifford said previously.

“Now we’re waiting for the inevitable — it could be at any time, we just don’t know.”

On Sunday, the former Big Brother contestant was visited at her home in Upshire, Essex, by her young sons, Bobby (5) and Freddy (4).

Although she was under heavy sedation and spent much of Saturday and Sunday sleeping, Jade smiled when she saw her children and was “briefly conscious” of their presence, according to Mr Clifford.

Jade’s mother Jackiey Budden and husband Jack Tweed were also at her bedside.

The family had been hoping for friends and loved ones to visit, but the 27-year-old was not well enough.

Jade has told her sons, who are staying with their father, TV presenter Jeff Brazier, she will soon be in heaven.

She spoke to them after coming home from hospital on Thursday, saying: “Mummy’s going to heaven soon. I’m going to be a star up in the sky so when you are looking up you will be able to see me and know I’m there, always looking over you.

“Mummy’s going to be up there looking over you. Close your eyes and you can talk to me.”

She has also made arrangements for her own funeral which she hopes to be a “celebration” of her life.

“She wants it to be a big celebration because it’s her final farewell to everybody,” Mr Clifford said.

“She’s the world’s first world reality television star. It will be a very Jade Goody event — exactly the way she wants it.” The funeral is expected to see a cortege of cars drive through the streets of Bermondsey, south London, where Goody grew up.

She will be buried in the churchyard of St John the Baptist in Buckhurst Hill, Essex.

Tweed (21) was allowed to break his curfew to hurry to her side on Friday night after Jade was panicking and in pain.

He has to wear a tag after his release from prison for attacking a teenager with a golf club.

Under his bail conditions he must be at his mother Mary’s house between 7pm and 7am.

But officials have made special provisions so they can spend more time together.

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