Jade Goody gives final interview as she returns home to die
Jade Goody has made her final public statement in which she reveals that she is ‘happy’ despite facing death and wants to be remembered as ‘the mouthy bird off the box’.
The cancer-stricken mother-of-two said that as well as wanting to be remembered as someone who ‘irritated and entertained people in equal measure,’ she also wanted to be known as a trooper.
She said: ‘I also want to be recalled as the girl who put up a fight and would never let herself get beaten down. I was given a death sentence, but I didn’t let it kill me.
‘I fought it, got married, got christened, I’m happy. I could bitch about dying young, but at the end of the day, I can look back on my life and be proud of what I have done.’
In the interview with OK! magazine she insists she has no regrets.
‘I’ve achieved more in 27 years than some achieve in their lifetime,’ she said.
The Big Brother star is today expected to make the journey from the Royal Marsden Hospital in London to her home in Essex, so that she can spend her remaining time with her sons, Bobby and Freddie.
Jade’s spokesman Max Clifford confirmed this, he said: ‘She will be coming home tomorrow — but only if nurses are able to keep her pain at bay.’
‘The plan is she will leave in an ambulance under supervision of someone from the Marsden who will administer the epidural and pain control. Jade is desperate to get home with the boys.
‘[But] if doctors are not happy tomorrow morning she will not go home.
‘Jade knows she hasn’t very long and wants to be at home surrounded by loved ones and family.’