Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has revealed she has a brain tumour.
The socialite and former ‘I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!’ star has been hiding her diagnosis for a year.
She has told The Sun how she feared she would only have a few weeks to live, after the tumour was discovered when she went to the doctors feeling run down.
“I’ve carried this secret for a year,” the paper quotes her as saying.
Tara’s tumour is malignant, but drugs have reduced the size of it.
However, she is also suffering from a rare auto-immune condition that causes tiredness, joint pain and weight loss. If left untreated, it could prove to be fatal.
Tara, who is Prince Charles’ goddaughter, famously battled a £400-a-day cocaine addiction, and has had numerous surgeries on her nose, after her septum collapsed in 2006.
She previously revealed how her battle with drugs nearly killed her.
Speaking on a special of ‘The Jeremy Kyle Show’ in 2014, she said: “I remember timing my heart because I knew it was going to stop… I remember my telephone was there [points] and I remember crawling on my hands and knees to pick up the phone and call, and then I woke up in hospital.
“I remember saying my prayers. I knew my heart was stopping.”
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