London, Sept 2 : Cancer-struck Jade Goody is 'devastated' after boyfriend Jack Tweed received a jail sentence for assault.
A judge rejected the Big Brother star's mercy plea to spare him a prison sentence, leaving Goody to battle the killer disease without him at her side.
"This couldn't have come at a worse time. I'm in bits. I'm devastated. Jack is my rock," The Sun quoted Goody, as telling a pal.
Tweed and his pal James Mattock, 29, were found guilty in July of battering 16-year-old Daniel Steele with golf clubs.
He and Goody parted ways earlier this year but he has been constantly at her side since she was diagnosed with cancer.
Goody wrote to Queen's Counsel Recorder Lucraft begging him not to lock up on-off love Tweed, 21, so he could help her fight cervical cancer.
However, the convicted Tweed got 18 months - and hours later Goody tearfully went with eldest son Bobby, five, to comfort Tweed's mum Mary.
His barrister Andre de Moller told Chelmsford Crown Court that the attack happened after Tweed reached breaking point when he and Goody suffered 'sustained abuse' at their old home in Chipping Ongar, Essex.
Recorder Lucraft said the offence warranted custody. Mattock also received 18 months term.