Sarah Harding has revealed the ordeal she went through after being diagnosed with breast cancer last year, after suffering complications.
The Girls Aloud star, 39, revealed in her upcoming book Hear Me Out, extracts of which have been shared in The Times, via The Sun, that she had ended up in a coma after contracting sepsis from a procedure before her treatment began.
Sarah wrote: ‘At first I thought it was just a cyst. The trouble was the pain was getting worse. It got so bad that I couldn’t sleep in a bed. Eventually my skin started to bruise. By now I was terrified.
‘One day I woke up realising I’d been in denial. Yes there was a pandemic but it was almost as if I’d been using that as an excuse not to face up to the fact that something was very wrong.’
She revealed that she had been rushed to intensive care after developing sepsis from a port she had fitted ahead of her chemotherapy.
‘With both my lungs and kidneys failing, doctors decided to put me into an induced coma,’ Sarah revealed.
‘Even once I was off the ventilator I couldn’t speak properly. All I could do was make noises like a chimpanzee trying to communicate.’
After coming out of the coma, Sarah had to undergo a mastectomy to remove the cancer, and admits she finds it hard to look at herself in the mirror after the surgery.
A source close to the star added to The Sun: ‘Sarah held back from speaking to her doctors about how much pain she was in because of the pandemic and because she was scared.
‘Sarah is now living with advanced cancer and has been undergoing chemotherapy.
‘Along with telling her life story, Sarah wanted to use her book Hear Me Out to urge her fans not to wait to speak to their GP under any circumstances. She doesn’t want anyone to make that mistake.’
Sarah had revealed her cancer diagnosis in August last year, telling fans that she was ‘fighting as hard as I can’ as the cancer had also advanced to other parts of her body.
Credit: Original article published here.