Cancer-stricken Jade Goody is recovering in London’s Royal Marsden Hospital, awaiting the results of emergency surgery.
The former Big Brother star’s publicist Max Clifford said the results of the operation to relieve pain in her bowel could determine whether she lived beyond the end of the month.
“The prognosis depends on how she responds to surgery and how beneficial it is. The next 24 hours will be critical,” he told the Daily Mirror.
“If her bowel is cleared and she’s able to eat properly and regain some strength, she could live much longer than that.”
Jade, 27, was visited in hospital by husband Jack Tweed – hours after he was convicted of assaulting a taxi driver.
Magistrates adjourned sentencing until March 26 so reports could be prepared on Tweed’s background.
The 21-year-old’s lawyer told Epping Magistrates Court that Jade had been given less than four weeks to live.
She was diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer in August last year, and the disease has since spread to her liver and bowel.