Girls Aloud stars Cheryl and Nadine Coyle lead celebrity tributes to Sarah Harding

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Former members of Sarah Harding’s Girls Aloud group led the celebrity tributes on Wednesday morning after the singer revealed she is battling advanced breast cancer.

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

Taking to social media shortly after the announcement, pop stars Cheryl and Nadine Coyle – who enjoyed more than a decade of success with Sarah on Girls Aloud – reached out to their former band member.

Emotional: Former members of Sarah Harding’s Girls Aloud group led the celebrity tributes on Wednesday morning after the singer revealed she was suffering from cancer.

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

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

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

She wrote: “I love you !! You have always been able to perform miracles when needed !! I am here for all means and always will be !!! ‘

Meanwhile, Steps star Ian ‘H’ Watkins wrote: ‘HUGE send ❤️❤️❤️ 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, “I love you honey. xxx ‘

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

Old Times: Cheryl and Nadine enjoyed over a decade of success with Sarah in Girls Aloud (LR Pictured: Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts, Cheryl and Kimberley Walsh in 2012)

Old Times: Cheryl and Nadine enjoyed over a decade of success with Sarah in Girls Aloud (LR Pictured: 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 terrible news !!! Fight hard and take care of yourself – please scream if I can help you. Much love to you. ‘

Choreographer Arthur Gourounlian – who is married to Big Brother star Brian Dowling – commented: “I’m following sorry. It breaks my heart. I send all my love to you and here for you always stay strong and stay positive darling.

X Factor star and Sarah’s Celebrity Big Brother roommate Amelia Lily wrote, “Hope you are ok Sarah, keep fighting by thinking of you and sending you lots of love. “

Big British Bake Off star Candice Brown added, “Sending you so much love. “

Hollyoaks star Gemma Merna also wrote, “I send you much love Sarah,” with a love heart emoji.

Reaching out: Stars such as Ian 'H' Watkins, Jess Wright, Fifi Geldof and choreographer Arthur Gourounlian wished Sarah all the best after her reveal

Reaching out: Stars such as Ian ‘H’ Watkins, Jess Wright, Fifi Geldof and choreographer Arthur Gourounlian wished Sarah all the best after her reveal

Elsewhere, X Factor star and Sarah’s Celebrity Big Brother roommate Amelia Lily paid tribute to the Girls Aloud star on Twitter, writing, “Hope you’re okay Sarah, keep fighting thinking to you and sending you a lot of love. “

Big British Bake Off star Candice Brown added, “Sending you so much love. “

Hollyoaks star Gemma Merna also wrote, “I send you so much love Sarah,” with a love heart emoji.

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

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

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

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

Sharing a snapshot of her hospital bed on Wednesday morning, Sarah wrote: “Hi everyone, I hope you are all feeling safe and well in these uncertain times.

“I haven’t posted here for so long, thanks to everyone who contacted me, it really means a lot.

“I think now is the time to share what’s going on. There’s no easy way to say this and in fact it doesn’t even feel real to write this down but there you go.

“Earlier this year I was diagnosed with breast cancer and a few weeks ago I received the terrible news that the cancer had spread to other parts of my body.

Sarah continued, “I am currently on weekly chemotherapy and am fighting as hard as I can. I understand this can be shocking to read on social media and it really isn’t my intention.

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

'Sarah, our thoughts are really with you': Kaye Adams also addressed the issue during Wednesday's Loose Women host

“Sarah, our thoughts are really with you”: Kaye Adams also addressed the issue during Wednesday’s Loose Women host

Opening: Loose Women guest Sally Dynevor also recalled her own breast cancer diagnosis in 2009, as her Coronation Street character Sally Webster was also battling the disease.

Opening: Loose Women guest Sally Dynevor also recalled her own breast cancer diagnosis in 2009, as her Coronation Street character Sally Webster was also battling the disease.

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

“I’m doing my best to stay positive and will keep you posted on how I’m doing. In the meantime, I hope you will all understand and respect my request for confidentiality during this difficult time. I send you so much love… .xx. ‘

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

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

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

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

Good times: Sarah was famous for her crazy lifestyle at the height of her fame with Girls Aloud (pictured from 2005)

Good times: Sarah was famous for her crazy lifestyle at the height of her fame with Girls Aloud (pictured in 2005)

The 60-year-old woman, who underwent mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation after finding a lump on her chest, said: “I feel for Sarah, it’s actually the hardest thing. [revealing your diagnosis].

“It’s hard enough to get the diagnosis, but when you get used to it, you have to tell other people. It’s difficult, I only told my family and close friends about it, but with each of them, I had to make a real effort to think about it.

“So for her to have to do that, tell the world and put it on social media right away, I feel for her. “

She added: Sarah is in the hospital, she is being treated. I wish her lots of love and I know where she came from. Tell the world, it will be bombed, people want to say but it’s hard. People really have a hard time dealing with it.

Tough times: Sarah was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and is in weekly chemotherapy sessions

Tough times: Sarah was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and is in weekly chemotherapy sessions

Loose Women guest Sally Dynevor also recalled her own breast cancer diagnosis in 2009, when her Coronation Street character Sally Webster was also battling the disease.

She said: “The hardest part for me is that life imitates art. There was one afternoon when I thought about going to check and see if I was ok, I went to our nurse at ITV and they sent me to the doctor who told me I had a breast cancer. I would never have checked if that wasn’t what I was doing on the street.

“I really feel for Sarah Harding. Telling my cast members has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, and when I told my kids about it too… I have two daughters. It’s for our future, we have to contribute to research to find out who will get it and help them.

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

“So while I feel bad to talk about it, Sarah said she was getting the best treatment and paid tribute to the staff who were caring for her. “

She added, “Sarah, our thoughts are really with you. “

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