Farrah Relives Heartbreak: "It Was Very Emotional for Her"

By Xana O'Neill
|  Tuesday, May 19, 2009  |  Updated 11:33 AM CDT
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Remembering Farrah: One Year Later

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The "Charlie's Angels" star relived the gut-wrenching hospitalizations and painful procedures as she watched the two-hour documentary surrounded by family and friends, a nurse on hand to check her vital signs.

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Farrah Fawcett wept as she watched the emotional video diary that chronicled her heartbreaking battle with cancer. 

"It was very emotional for her," friend Alana Stewart told the "Today" show. "It's been a long journey." 

The "Charlie's Angels" star relived the gut-wrenching hospitalizations and painful procedures as she watched the two-hour documentary surrounded by family and friends, a nurse on hand to check her vital signs.

"Farrah's Story" followed the actress as she received treatment in Los Angeles and Germany for the anal cancer that spread to her liver and has now overcome her frail body, causing her to lose her signature blonde tresses.

"I want to stay alive. So I say to God, because it is after all, in his hands, 'It is seriously time for a miracle,'" Farrah said to the camera.

Family friend Alana Stewart, who was often operated the camera in the documentary, said the actress enjoyed watching the documentary.

"She said, I liked it very, very, very, very, very much," Steward said. 

Farrah's son with longtime love Ryan O'Neal appeared by her side in shackles during the documentary, curling up in bed with his ailing mother who could barely recognize her son.

O'Neal said Farrah didn't realize that her son was still in cuffs when he visited her.

"I'm not sure she understood that she was in chains or that he was wearing an orange jumpsuit," O'Neal said on the "Today" show. "I think she just saw her son and was taken in by it. ... She never commented about his incarceration."

O'Neal also said Farrah's pulse, monitored by a nurse, continued to go up throughout the show. 

"We now have to show her one of her films every night," he said.

Friends of the actress told MSNBC that another documentary may be created from footage not used in the two-hour documentary.

"There's certainly plenty of footage, enough for another chapter," a source told MSNBC. "Right now, our priority is obviously spending time with Farrah, but we want her message to get out too." 

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