Cancer-stricken Jade Goody has left hospital after being admitted for an operation to relieve her pain.

The 27-year-old Big Brother star left the Royal Marsden Hospital, in Fulham, south west London, in a wheelchair on Monday. Hospital staff put her into a waiting ambulance and she was then driven away.

Jade – who has been given weeks to live after being diagnosed with terminal cancer – was taken to the hospital last night after she complained of unrelenting pain while at St Clare Hospice in Hastingwood, near Harlow, Essex.

Her spokesman Max Clifford said she had been told an operation to remove a blockage from her bowel might be needed to relieve the pain.

Today he said it was not yet clear whether Jade would undergo surgery. Her pain had been managed overnight and she has had her first good night’s sleep for several days, he said.

“I spoke to her earlier and she was feeling better this morning after a good night’s sleep. She was waiting to find out what’s going to happen,” Mr Clifford said.

He confirmed that Jade had left the hospital and said his “instinct” was that she was being taken to the oncology unit at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, also in south west London, for further assessment.

Jade was taken to St Clare Hospice on Friday night and had been due to return to her home in nearby Upshire today.

Elsewhere, Jade’s husband Jack Tweed appeared in court on Monday, accused of assaulting a taxi driver.

The 21-year-old is alleged to have assaulted Stephen Wilkins in Epping in May 2008, police said. He denies the charge.

Jack, who married cancer-battling Jade eight days ago, was given an 18-month jail sentence in September after being convicted of assaulting a teenage boy.

He was released earlier this year on licence and must observe a curfew which prevents him from leaving his home address after 7pm.

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