Sarah Harding spent night crying and drinking with Nadine Coyle after finding out cancer diagnosis

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After finding out she had breast cancer in early 2020, Sarah Harding has revealed she turned to Girls Aloud bandmate Nadine Coyle for support to cope with the diagnosis.

The singer, who recently broke her silence to update fans with her cancer battle, made the revelation in her new book, Hear Me Out.

Sarah, 39, admitted she was a "mess" when she was told the heartbreaking news and immediately thought she was going to die.

She explained that she spent the evening with pal Nadine Coyle after finding out her diagnosis, and the pair cried and drank wine together.

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Nadine, 35, travelled up to Manchester to see Sarah during a brief break in lockdowns back in December 2020.

Sarah wrote in her book: "Throughout the evening, we all had our moments of hysterical laughter followed by tears.

"At one point, Nadine told me in no uncertain terms how much she cared about me: 'You don't understand, Sarah. I love you!"

The close friends bought a Christmas tree, exchanged gifts and Nadine cooked for the pair.

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They stayed up late into the night and ate cheese and biscuits while talking to one another.

The Celebrity Big Brother star added: "OK, so it wasn't like the nights of wild partying I did back in the day, but it was still very special."

As well as speaking about her friendship with Nadine, Sarah also candidly opened up about doctors telling her that last Christmas would probably be her last.

In an excerpt from her memoir published by The Times, the Girls Aloud star said: "In December my doctor told me that the upcoming Christmas would probably be my last.

"I don't want an exact prognosis. I don't know why anyone would want that.

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"Comfort and being pain-free as possible is what's important right now."

Sarah, who called her Celebrity Big Brother appearance "a disaster waiting to happen", also added that she's focusing on enjoying "every second of my life, however long it might be."

She explained: "I am having a glass of wine or two during all of this, because it helps me relax. I'm sure some people might think that's not a great idea, but I want to try and enjoy myself.

"I'm at a stage now where I don't know how many months I have left. Who knows, maybe I'll surprise everyone, but that's how I'm looking at things," Sarah expressed.

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