Cheryl and Nadine Coyle lead the celebrity tributes to Sarah Harding

‘I am here for the always, and always will be’: Girls Aloud stars Cheryl and Nadine Coyle lead the celebrity tributes after ex bandmate Sarah Harding reveals shock cancer battle

  • The Girls Aloud star, 38, revealed the shocking news in an Instagram post on Wednesday 
  • Sarah is currently undergoing weekly chemotherapy treatment for the disease 
  • Her post was soon flooded with comments of support, including her bandmate Cheryl, who tweeted a heartbreak emoji  
  • Sarah first rose to prominence in 2002 as a member of pop band Girls Aloud, before the group split in 2013 
  • If you have been affected by this story, call Macmillan Cancer Support on 0808 808 00 00

Sarah Harding’s former Girls Aloud bandmates led the celebrity tributes on Wednesday morning after the singer revealed she is batting cancer. 

The hard-partying Girls Aloud singer, 38, revealed her shocking diagnosis to fans on Instagram, but vowed to ‘fight as hard as she could’ after the cancer ‘spread to other parts of her body.’ 

Taking to social media shortly after the announcement, pop stars Cheryl and Nadine Coyle – who enjoyed more than decade of chart-topping success with Sarah in Girls Aloud – reached out to their former bandmate. 

Emotional: Sarah Harding’s former Girls Aloud bandmates led the celebrity tributes on Wednesday morning after the singer revealed she is batting cancer

Devastating: The singer made the admission  in an Instagram post shared from her hospital bed

Posting on Twitter, Cheryl, 37, shared a single broken heart emoji, while Nadine, 35, insisted she will continue to support her old friend during the crisis. 

She wrote: ‘I love you!! You have always been able to achieve miracles when needed!! I am here for the all ways & always will be!!!’ 

Meanwhile Steps star Ian ‘H’ Watkins wrote: ‘Sending HUGE ❤️❤️❤️ Stay Strong xx We’re all behind you xx.’

TOWIE’s Jess Wright also responded with a flurry of heart emojis, while singer Michelle Gayle wrote: ‘Love you honey. xxx’

We’re with you:  Posting on Twitter, Cheryl, 37, shared a single broken heart emoji, while Nadine, 35, insisted she will continue to support her old friend during the crisis

Old times: Cheryl and Nadine enjoyed more than a decade of chart-topping success with Sarah in Girls Aloud (Pictured L-R: Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts, Cheryl and Kimberley Walsh in 2012)

Bob Geldof’s daughter Fifi wrote: ‘Oh my angel… I’m so sorry to hear this awful news!!! Fight hard and look after yourself – please shout if I can help at all. Much love to you.’

Choreographer Arthur Gourounlian – who is married to Big Brother star Brian Dowling – commented: ‘Je suit désolé. This is braking my heart. Sending you all my love and here for you always, stay strong and stay positive ma cherie.’

X Factor star and Sarah’s Celebrity Big Brother housemate Amelia Lily penned: ‘Hope you’re OK Sarah, keep fighting thinking of you and sending you lots of love.’ 

Great British Bake Off star Candice Brown added: ‘Sending so much love to you.’

Hollyoaks star Gemma Merna also wrote: ‘Sending you lots of love Sarah,’ along with a love heart emoji. 

 

Reaching out: Stars including Ian ‘H’ Watkins, Jess Wright, Fifi Geldof and choreographer Arthur Gourounlian wished Sarah all the best following her revelation 

Sharing a snap from her hospital bed on Wednesday morning, Sarah wrote: ‘Hi everyone, I hope you are all keeping safe and well during these uncertain times.

‘I’ve not posted on here for so long, thank you to everyone who has reached out to check in on me, it really does mean a lot. 

‘I feel now is the right time to share what’s been going on. There’s no easy way to say this and actually it doesn’t even feel real writing this, but here goes. 

Emotive: Addressing the issue on Wednesday’s edition of Loose Women, panelist Carol McGiffin drew parallels with her own cancer battle in 2014 

Moving: Amelia Lily, Candice Brown and and Gemma Merna offered their support on social media 

‘Earlier this year I was diagnosed with breast cancer and a couple of weeks ago I received the devastating news that the cancer has advanced to other parts of my body.’ 

Sarah continued: ‘I’m currently undergoing weekly chemotherapy sessions and I am fighting as hard as I possibly can. I understand this might be shocking to read on social media and that really isn’t my intention. 

‘But last week it was mentioned online that I had been seen in hospital, so I feel now is the time to let people know what’s going on and this is the best way I can think of to do so. 

‘Sarah our thoughts are genuinely with you’: Kaye Adams also addressed the issue while hosting Wednesday’s Loose Women 

‘My amazing mum, family and close friends are helping me through this, and I want to say a thank you to the wonderful NHS doctors and nurses who have been and continue to be heroes. 

‘I am doing my very best to keep positive and will keep you updated here with how I’m getting on. In the meantime I hope you’ll all understand and respect my request for privacy during this difficult time. Sending you all so much love….xx.’

Addressing the issue on Wednesday’s edition of Loose Women, panelist Carol McGiffin drew parallels with her own cancer battle in 2014.   


Tragic: Sarah took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal her diagnosis, and told fans she’d been battling the disease for several months with weekly chemotherapy sessions

The 60-year old, who underwent a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy sessions after finding a lump on her breast, said: ‘I feel for Sarah, it is actually the hardest thing [revealing your diagnosis]. 

‘It’s hard enough getting the diagnosis, but when you get used to that it’s then having to tell other people. 

‘It’s difficult, I only told my family and close friends but with every single one of them I had to make a real effort to think it through. ‘So for her having to do that and tell the world and put it on social media straight away I feel for her.’ 

Co-panelist Kaye Adams added: ‘I don’t want to be insensitive talking about someone’s experiences with cancer. When my grandma was diagnosed with cancer a long time ago she didn’t say the word, she called it the big C. 

‘So while I feel bad bringing it up, Sarah has said she is receiving the best treatment and has paid tribute to the staff who are treating her.’ 

She added: ‘Sarah our thoughts are genuinely with you.’ 

Elsewhere X Factor star and Sarah’s Celebrity Big Brother housemate Amelia Lily paid tribute to the Girls Aloud star on Twitter, writing: ‘Hope you’re OK Sarah, keep fighting thinking of you and sending you lots of love.’ 

Great British Bake Off star Candice Brown added: ‘Sending so much love to you.’

Hollyoaks star Gemma Merna also wrote: ‘Sending you lots of love Sarah,’ along with a love heart emoji.

Sarah’s Instagram post in full 

Hi everyone, I hope you are all keeping safe and well during these uncertain times. 

I’ve not posted on here for so long, thank you to everyone who has reached out to check in on me, it really does mean a lot. 

I feel now is the right time to share what’s been going on. There’s no easy way to say this and actually it doesn’t even feel real writing this, but here goes. 

Earlier this year I was diagnosed with breast cancer and a couple of weeks ago I received the devastating news that the cancer has advanced to other parts of my body. 

I’m currently undergoing weekly chemotherapy sessions and I am fighting as hard as I possibly can. I understand this might be shocking to read on social media and that really isn’t my intention. 

But last week it was mentioned online that I had been seen in hospital, so I feel now is the time to let people know what’s going on and this is the best way I can think of to do so. 

My amazing mum, family and close friends are helping me through this, and I want to say a thank you to the wonderful NHS doctors and nurses who have been and continue to be heroes. 

I am doing my very best to keep positive and will keep you updated here with how I’m getting on. 

In the meantime I hope you’ll all understand and respect my request for privacy during this difficult time. Sending you all so much love….xx 

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