Cheryl was trying to keep her emotions in check when her former bandmate Sarah from Girls Aloud gave her an update on her cancer battle

Cheryl has admitted she “lost” it and burst into tears when Sarah Harding gave her a heartbreaking update on her cancer battle during a FaceTime call

Former Girls Aloud star Sarah broke news that she was battling cancer when she returned to social media after an extended hiatus last summer to write, “There’s no easy way to say this and that in fact, it doesn’t even feel real to write this, but here goes

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

Before Christmas, 39-year-old Sarah returned to Instagram to say she “fought hard” and to reveal that she wrote the autobiography Hear Me Out, also the name of a Girls Aloud album title

And before its release, Sarah tragically admitted that Christmas 2020 was “probably her last” after it spread to her spine

Sarah’s book is currently being serialized in The Times, and Geordie star Cheryl told the publication that she was having trouble keeping her emotions at bay when Sarah shared “terrible news” with her

She said to them, “Most of the time I try to keep my own emotions in check, but on a FaceTime call with her the other day, I couldn’t hold it

Cheryl, 37, added that she tried to turn the phone away so Sarah couldn’t see her scream, adding, “The crazy thing is, Sarah ultimately comforted me,”

Sarah previewed her book’s release in an Instagram post: “Between treatments and hospital visits, I managed to get my book finished! I can’t believe I actually did and it’s over now the printers! I’m so excited it’s coming out

“I can’t rewrite the story I can only be honest and wear my heart on my sleeve It’s really the only way I know I want to show people the real me Or maybe remind them

“Because somewhere – between the nightclubs, the clothes and hairstyles, the big chart hits and the glamor of being a pop star – the other Sarah Harding got completely lost. She’s the one who’s been forgotten and all I want is that you hear them “

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