03/12/2020 11:58 GMT | Updated 03/12/2020 12:00 GMT

Sarah Harding Says 'Things Are Tough' Following Cancer Diagnosis As She Shares Update With Fans

The Girls Aloud singer said she is “fighting as hard as I possibly can” to beat the disease.

Sarah Harding has thanked fans for their support following her cancer diagnosis, sharing that things have been “tough” for her in recent times. 

The former Girls Aloud singer revealed in late August that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer earlier in 2020, and had since been given the “devastating” news that the disease had spread to other parts of her body.

On Thursday, Sarah posted an update on Twitter, where she said she was  “fighting as hard as I possibly can” to beat the disease.

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“Thank you so much for all the messages of love and support that I’ve received since my last post,” she wrote.

“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.”

Sarah then revealed that she has been writing her autobiography while undergoing treatment, explaining the book had given her “something fun and positive to focus on”. 

She wrote: “In September the lovely people at Ebury Publishing asked me if I’d be interested in writing a book about my life story. It came at such a good time as it’s given me something fun & 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.”

She added: “Sending lots of love to everyone – I hope you’re all keeping well.”

Sarah’s diagnosis came as a shock to fans, with the star writing at the time: “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.” 

Sarah is best known as a member of the Brit Award-winning band Girls Aloud, who rose to fame on Popstars: The Rivals in 2002 and went on to score four UK number one singles.

Following the band’s split in 2013, Sarah launched a short-lived solo career, as well as appearing on reality TV shows like The Jump, Tumble and Celebrity Big Brother, which she won in 2017.