Sarah Harding has been keeping a low profile since she went public with her cancer diagnosis, but treated fans to an upbeat social media update over the weekend.
The former Girls Aloud singer revealed in late August that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer earlier in the year, and had since been given the “devastating” news that the disease had spread to other parts of her body.
On Saturday, a month after sharing the news of illness, she posted her first update on social media, uploading a short clip of herself on Snapchat.
In the 30-second video, a very smiley Sarah is seen listening to The Velvet Underground, laughing while a friend does her hair.
Sarah has uploaded a video on snapchat 💖 @SarahNHardingpic.twitter.com/VCXUzHh5Hp
— Sarah Harding Fans 🎗 (@SarahAddicts) September 26, 2020
Sarah’s fans were over the moon to see her looking so happy, with one commenting on Twitter: “Glad to see her in such good spirits.”
Another added: “Awww she’s looking well… stay safe Sarah.”
Awww she’s looking well ❤️ stay safe Sarah
— Vicky ✌️ (@McalouderMixer) September 27, 2020
Glad to see her in such good spirits 💕
— Kid A (@Free_Xone) September 26, 2020
So good to see her smile 🥺 https://t.co/QJBhfrF0As
— joe ✨ (@joealoud) September 27, 2020
There is nothing better than hearing her laugh. ❤️ https://t.co/gs2KcfttrU
— Daniel Bird (@dddanadine) September 26, 2020
Sarah’s post last month 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.