PUBLISHED: 11:01, Tue, Sep 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 11:01, Tue, Sep 1, 2020
Linda Nolan has penned an open letter to Sarah Harding, 38, after finding out the former Girls Aloud bandmate is undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. It comes as the 61-year-old also confirmed she was battling cancer along with her sister Anne Nolan.
The former Celebrity Big Brother star has offered some heartfelt words to the performer as Sarah detailed how her cancer had spread to other parts of her body.
Linda - who is currently battling liver cancer alongside secondary breast cancer - reflected on her cancer journey so far in a bid to lift Sarah's spirits following her shock diagnosis.
The Nolans hitmaker talked about being diagnosed with cancer for a third time in her life and admitted it's been "scary" but advised the former Girls Aloud singer to "not be frightened to ask questions".
Linda began: "Sarah, I was so shocked and devastated to hear about your breast cancer diagnosis.
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Linda Nolan's emotional message to cancer-stricken star Sarah Harding (Image: TWITTER/BBC)
Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding opened up about her cancer battle (Image: GETTY)
"If I can say anything to you, the support you'll get from the public will be amazing - it was overwhelming for my sister Anne [who is also suffering from breast cancer] and me.
"People are genuinely lovely and want to wish you the best."
She went on: "Initially, I didn't want people to pity me, but it was a weight off my shoulders when it came out and I hope you're feeling a sense of relief too.
"This is my third time being diagnosed with cancer now and each time is just as scary.
Linda Nolan expressed her 'devastation' after hearing about Sarah Harding's diagnosis (Image: BBC)
"But once you get your head around it - and you've got a supportive family, which I know you have - before you know it you'll be at the end of your chemo treatments."