Jade Goody is the British Big Brother 2002 contestant who was voted out of the Celebrity Big Brother house in 2007 after she made racist statements about the Indian actress who eventually won, Shilpa Shetty. Goody is known for her stupidity and has made a lot of ignorant comments, including thinking Saddam Hussein was a boxer, and that Sherlock Holmes invented the toilet. She’s still making money and getting work even after her racist bullying controversy. She has two perfumes out and she received $200,000 for appearing on the Indian version of Big Brother, Bigg Boss.
While filming India’s Bigg Boss, Goody received sad news. She’s gone through a series of health scares recently and has been taken to hospital after collapsing several times. Goody, 27, received a phone call on the reality show from her doctor informing her that she’s suffering from cancer. It’s most likely cervical cancer, although the Daily Mail says it’s not entirely clear and could be womb cancer:
The 27-year-old was a contestant on Bigg Boss 2 when she was called to the Diary Room to speak to her UK doctor who told her the results of a recent biopsy.
It is not clear whether she has womb or cervical cancer but the latter is far more common in women of her age.
The mother-of-two broke down in tears and sobbed to housemates she had suffered some ‘bad news’ and that she had to leave the house.
She was immediately withdrawn from the programme and was last night being flown home to begin treatment.
Her spokesman Mark Thomas said: ‘It is pretty obvious that she was looking forward to her time in the house but her health is the first priority and she is flying back for treatment and more tests.’
While cervical cancer has an 83 per cent survival rate, it kills more than 800 women each year and is the second most common form of the disease for women under 35 after breast cancer.
Jade had entered the Bigg Boss house after undergoing tests at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Essex after her third cancer scare and following four mystery collapses earlier this month.
But just three days after entering the house, she was told the devastating news yesterday by a specialist from the UK who was patched through to the Diary Room to speak to her.
A source said: ‘She was called into the Diary Room and spoke to her agent and then her consultant in the UK.
‘She just burst into tears, ran out and said to housemates “I have cancer”.’
Show bosses said the scenes will not be aired when the show is transmitted later tonight.
[From The Daily Mail]
It’s thoughtful of producers not to air the footage and you would expect them to put it on the show to explain what happened. It’s also quite dramatic and could make for high viewership if they included those segments.
No one should have to go through that and I hope she’s ok. Goody has two children from an ex-boyfriend, Bobby Jack, 5, and Freddie, nearly 4. She was pregnant in the spring of last year with a child from a different boyfriend, then 19 year-old Jack Tweed, but she had a miscarriage in June and eventually broke up with Tweed, saying she “felt more like his mother than his girlfriend.” Hopefully she will fully recover from this.
There have been a lot of stories of female celebrities suffering cancer, particularly breast cancer, and it helps emphasize how important it is to see your doctor and have regular checkups and screening tests.
Jade Goody is shown launching her perfume, “Controversial,” at Embassy night club in London on 7/29/08. Credit: Lia Toby / WENN