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Samantha Jade. Picture: Ben Crabtree/The West Australian

She has been keeping out of the public eye as her mother continues to battle a serious illness but Samantha Jade put on a brave face in the name of charity on Sunday night.

The pint-sized singer was all smiles as she headlined the Make a Difference Foundation charity concert at the Quarry Amphitheatre, keeping to herself her sorrow at the fact her mother Jacquie Gibbs was rushed to hospital last weekend with a mystery illness.

It was only at the end of the show that Jade mentioned the plight of her beloved mum.

"My mum is actually very unwell at the moment, so I will ask you to pray for her tonight," the 27-year-old told the crowd.

Jade cancelled an appearance at the Busselton Jetty Swim last week to be at Jacquie's side. However, it seems the show must go on for the former X Factor winner.

Jade's father Kevin and younger brother TJ watched on from the front rows as the Morley-raised songstress performed hits Soldier, Firestarter and What You've Done to Me.

Clearly proud that her dad was there to cheer her on, Jade mentioned him several times in between songs and joked that she hoped he was recording part two of INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, in which she stars as a young Kylie Minogue.

Jade shared her joy at receiving a congratulatory tweet from the pop princess on her acting debut.

"I can say I am cool now because Kylie has tweeted me," she laughed.

Jade was expected to head back to Sydney after wrapping up her Perth concert but with her mother's condition still in limbo, it is unknown how long she will remain in WA.

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