Ailing U.S. televangelist Tammy Faye Messner stunned America on Thursday night (19Jul07) when she made what she feared would be her final TV interview on CNN show Larry King LIVE.
The frail 65-year-old taped an interview via satellite from her home in Kansas City, Missouri and told anchorman King her lung cancer battle has left her weighing her age - 65 pounds (29.4 kilograms).
Messner also told the host she has told her doctors not to tell her how long she has to live.
She said, "I asked them not to tell me. I don't want my faith levels to go away."
And when King asked, "Are you in pain?" tragic Messner responded, "All the time."
But she refuses to let cancer kill her spirit: "I believe when I leave this earth, I'm going straight to heaven."