19/11/2016 10:54 GMT | Updated 19/11/2016 13:18 GMT

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson Reveals She Has Been Living With A Brain Tumour For A Year

"I got terribly frightened. I started thinking, ‘I’m going to die'."

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. 

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Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has been living with a brain tumour for a year
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Tara appeared on the first series of 'I'm A Celebrity'

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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