LOS ANGELES — Tammy Faye Messner, who suffers from inoperable cancer, says she trusts God with her life.

“I talk to God every single day, and I say, ‘God, my life is in your hands, and I trust you with me,”’ the former televangelist told CNN’s Larry King on Thursday.

Messner, 65, wearing heavy makeup and a matching red blouse and jacket, appeared emaciated and spoke in a raspy voice. She said she weighs only 65 pounds.

“All I eat is chicken soup and rice pudding,” she said.

Messner was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1996 and announced in 2004 that the disease had spread to her lungs. She has said doctors have since stopped treating it.

Messner said she now receives hospice care and takes morphine to ease the pain of swallowing food.

Asked if she had any life regrets, Messner said: “I don’t think about it, Larry, because it’s a waste of good brain space.”

She added: “I believe when I leave this earth, because I love the Lord, I’m going straight to heaven.”

Asked if she had a message for viewers, Messner said: “I genuinely love you and I genuinely care. And I genuinely want to see you in heaven someday.”

Messner divorced televangelist Jim Bakker in 1992, while he was serving a sentence for financial fraud. The couple had founded a Christian retreat in Fort Mill, S.C., and built a multimillion-dollar evangelism empire.

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