Cheryl supports Sarah Harding with emotional message following cancer update

Sarah's former bandmate has broken her public silence

Girls Aloud's Sarah Harding and Cheryl

by Carl Smith |
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Sarah Harding's former Girls Aloud bandmate Cheryl has publicly shown support for the Celebrity Big Brother winner after she updated fans on her advanced stage breast cancer treatment.

After Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh wished 39-year-old Sarah a happy birthday last month, Cheryl's now taken to Instagram to promote Sarah's new autobiography Hear Me Out; sending a heartfelt message to the star.

Adding Sarah's book cover to her Instagram Story, Cheryl teased 'Well this is going to be an interesting read 👀🧐🤔💕,' adding 'Love you @sarahnicoleharding'.

Girls Aloud's Cheryl supports Sarah Harding following cancer battle
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Earlier today, Sarah announced the release of her life story as she updated fans on progress of her 'tough' cancer treatment.

She wrote, "Hi everyone. Thank you so much for all the messages of love and support that I’ve received since my last post.

"Everyone has been so kind and reading your comments and DMs has been such a huge source of strength to me. I can’t deny that things are tough right now but I’m fighting as hard as I possibly can and being as brave as I know how."

Girls Aloud: then and now

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Girls Aloud - where are they now?

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Cheryl

During her time in Girls Aloud Cheryl married and divorced footballer ex-husband Ashley Cole after he cheated. Cheryl was also found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm following an altercation with a nightclub toilet attended in 2003. On a slightly lighter note (well, kind of) she threw a lot of shade when she said she "didn't think" Nicole Scherzinger would make it as a solo artist…

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Cheryl - 2020

Since her time in Girls Aloud, Chez has gone on to launch her solo career, she was a judge on The X Factor, moved onto The X Factor US but was sacked three weeks later and had a falling out with Simon Cowell. Despite texting him "f—k you. F—k the UK X Factor. F—k you all. I hate you," she returned to the show four years later. Cheryl has since become a judge on BBC's The Greatest Dancer. Chez was also an ambassador for L'Oreal and in 2020 she starred in the movie Four Kids and It.And after her divorce from Ashley, Cheryl got married to Jean-Bernard Fernandez but they split in 2016. She then dated Liam Payne and despite splitting in 2018 they're now co-parenting their son Bear Grey Payne.

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Kimberley Walsh

Kimberley was pretty unproblematic in Girls Aloud, although we can't forget when she completely backed Cheryl throwing shade at Nicole Scherzinger. Kimberley also didn't seem keen on the idea of the Pussycat Dolls star launching a solo career.

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Kimberley Walsh - 2020

Post-Girls Aloud, Kimberley climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2009 to raise money for Comic Relief, she has presented on TV and in 2012 she starred on Strictly Come Dancing and came runner up alongside her professional partner Pasha Kovalev. She's also married her long-term partner Justin Scott and they're parents to Bobby and Cole.

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Nadine Coyle

After Girls Aloud split in 2013, Nadine made it clear that it was not her idea. "You should know by now I had no part in any of this split business. I couldn't stop them. I had the best time & want to keep going," she tweeted at the time.

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Nadine Coyle - 2020

Nadine has pretty much become a meme after the nation discovered how she says "flour" on Sunday Brunch. She launched her own solo career, took part in I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! 2019 and following a brief split from her fiancé Jason Bell they went on to have a child and tie the knot. Unfortunately they split months before she flew out to the jungle.

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Sarah Harding

Sarah was definitely the funniest of the group. Remember at the Brit Awards in 2009 when Girls Aloud won Best Single for The Promise and Sarah shouted down the microphone, "Can I just say, it's about timmmeee… I think I just wet myself." Obsessed.

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Sarah Harding - 2018

Sarah has starred on Coronation Street as Joni Preston, she won Celebrity Big Brother 2017 and in 2017 it came to light that she allegedly had an affair with Danny Dyer back in the day. She also got engaged to DJ Tom Crane but they called off their wedding and in 2011 she entered rehab for alcohol dependence and depression.

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Nicole Roberts

Remember when Matt Willis called Nicola a "rude ginger b-tch" and she hit back but writing 'I'm a rude ginger b-tch… bothered!' on her shorts? Now that's iconic.

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Nicola Roberts - 2020

Nicola has also launched her solo career and she won the first series of The Masked Singer UK.

Sarah added, "In September the lovely people at Ebury Publishing asked me if I would be interested in writing a book about my life story. It came at such a good time for me as it’s given me something fun and positive to focus on while I’ve been stuck at home in between trips to the hospital for treatment. I’ve nearly finished it now and this week Mum and I have been looking though old photos choosing which ones to include. It’ll be out after Christmas and I’m really proud of it. I hope you’ll like it.

"Sending lots of love to everyone – I hope you’re all keeping well - S x"

Back in August, Sarah announced the tragic news of her advanced stage breast cancer diagnosis to fans on Instagram. She said, "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."

Sarah continued, "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."

Our thoughts are with Sarah and her family at this time.

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