Tumours in Sarah Harding’s brain and lung have shrunk with treatment, following her breast cancer diagnosis last year.
Sarah, 39, revealed she had been battling breast cancer in August 2020 and recently said she does not know how many months she has left to live after her cancer spread to her spine.
In an extract from her autobiography – Hear Me Out – obtained by the Daily Star, the former Girls Aloud singer spoke of her joy that treatment – including weekly chemotherapy sessions – had achieved this milestone and that she was able to enjoy a ‘relaxing Christmas.’
Ending the book, she wrote: ‘MRI scans at the end of December revealed that the tumours in my brain and in my lung have shrunk a bit with the treatment.’
The star said that while she didn’t know ‘exactly what this means’, ‘right now, every little victory feels momentous.
She continued: ‘With this news under my belt, I was able to enjoy a relaxing quiet Christmas with mum and yes, I got plenty of lovely Christmas pressies.’
The star ends the book with:’At the moment, I’m just grateful to wake up every day and live my best life, because now I know just how precious it is.’
The singer also discusses reuniting with her bandmates Cheryl Tweedy, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh at Soho farmhouse recently – but said she felt worried due to losing her eyelashes because of her treatment.
Although she knew the girls ‘wouldn’t be judgmental’ Sarah said she imagined the girls arriving ‘looking fabulous and glamorous’ but when the quintet accidentally met in the carpark, she was reassured.
The band – who split in 2013 – have solidified their bond and rallied around Sarah during her health battle.
Cheryl, 37, also writes a loving message in Sarah’s book, saying she felt ‘helpless’ and ‘broken’ when Sarah was diagnosed and spoke about what her life could have been.
She added that she is determined to be there for her in every way, with the pair spending hours on FaceTime.