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Kimberley Walsh has revealed she's supporting her pal Sarah Harding "every step of the way" as she battles cancer.
Sarah, 38, took to social media last month to reveal she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, with the disease now spreading to other parts of her body.
Now her former bandmate Kimberley, also 38, has said she was left "completely devastated" when she found out about the news and got in touch with Sarah immediately.
She explained that Sarah knows all her former bandmates, including Nicola Roberts, Cheryl and Nadine Coyle, are there for her.
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"I am completely devastated, it's been really, really tough, but speaking to her a lot helps and keeping that contact," Kimberley told The Sun Online.
The stunning star added: "She knows we’re there for her every step of the way. She’s a strong girl and I love her so much.”
Sarah reportedly made emotional phone calls to each of her former Girls Aloud bandmates before announcing her cancer diagnosis publicly.
All members of the chart topping band have shared their support for Sarah publicly, with it being believed the shock news has brought them closer than ever.
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Following their split in 2013, Cheryl, 37, Kimberley and Nicola, 34, remained close but grew distant from Sarah and 35 year old Nadine.
A source said: "There is so much shared history between them all and to hear this from Sarah was utterly heartbreaking. They adore Sarah and are with her every step of the way.
"They've all shed a lot of tears but all of the girls vowed to be strong and be there for her no matter what. They are closer than ever as a unit," the insider continued to tell Mirror.
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Showing their support publicly, all four other members of the Sound Of The Underground hitmakers commented on the news on social media.
Cheryl simply tweeted a broken heart emoji to her 5.8million followers, marking her first social media post in three months.
The Masked Singer UK winner Nicola wrote to her own 397,000 followers: "It goes without saying that this is blindsiding. @SarahNHarding you're so loved and supported."
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Meanwhile, I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star Nadine and Kimberley each commented on Sarah's heartbreaking Instagram post.
Nadine wrote: "I love you!!!! You have always been able to achieve miracles when needed!! I am here for you all the way & always will be!!!"
Kimberley added: "My heart is broken. You are so strong and brave and we are with you every step of the way."
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