Sarah Harding has revealed that she is battling cancer.
The Girls Aloud singer took to social media to tell her fans she had advanced stage breast cancer and it had spread to other parts of her body.
Writing on Twitter, the 38-year-old said she is undergoing weekly chemotherapy sessions and that she has not given up hope of a recovery.
She said: "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."
Since sharing the devastating news, fans and followers have shared their well wishes and support to Sarah and her family.
Commenting on the post, one person said: "Hoping for Sarah Harding to announce that she is cancer free sooner rather than later. No one should have to go through cancer. Get well soon Sara."
A second wrote: "Am utterly devastated for Sarah Harding and I hope with every fibre of my being that she can fight this."Featured Image Credit: PA