Jade Goody has been admitted to hospital to undergo surgery to relieve her "awful pain", her publicist has confirmed.

Max Clifford said the reality TV star returned to the Royal Marsden hospital in London on Sunday evening, having spent the day at an Essex hospice.

Goody, who married Jack Tweed last weekend, has only a matter of weeks to live after cervical cancer spread to her bowel, liver and groin.

Clifford told the BBC he had received a "very emotional" phone call from the former Big Brother contestant this weekend.

"She has a great deal of pain from her tummy and they don't seem to be able to get it under control," he said, after doctors confirmed surgery was currently the best course of action.

"I think it's just to get her out of this awful pain that she is in," he added.

"It's a continuing process but we hope they will be able to get things under control. She wants to go home. She doesn't want to be in hospital.

"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?' Hopefully that's what they're going to do."

Goody, 27, will be christened next Saturday close to her Essex home with sons Bobby, five, and Freddie, four.

02/03/2009 08:37:39