Jade Goody is too sick for a visit from Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, her publicist Max Clifford has said.
The Indian star wanted to see her terminally ill friend this week, after missing her wedding due to filming commitments.
However, Clifford said: "She is not well. Shilpa totally understands that."
Goody's condition deteriorated over the weekend, after she left hospital to spend more time with her two sons.
Clifford said the family were preparing for the worst.
"She has put her house in order and faced up to everything in an incredibly brave way," The BBC quoted him, as saying.
"Now we're waiting for the inevitable. It could be at any time, we just don't know," he added.
Goody, 27, sparked uproar when she taunted Shetty on TV's "Celebrity Big Brother" in 2007, calling her "Shilpa Poppadom" but the two patched things up, and the Briton later appeared on India's version of the programme.