Girls Aloud have been rocked by the death of their band mate and close friend Sarah Harding who tragically passed away to breast cancer aged 39 leaving a massive hole in their hearts. They are expected to come back together again next month when Kimberley Walsh celebrates her 40th birthday
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- 10:12, 18 Oct 2021
- Updated11:14, 18 Oct 2021
The stars of Girls Aloud are planning to regroup next month to celebrate Kimberley Walsh's 40th birthday following the sad news of Sarah Harding's death.
The pop star passed away in September aged 39 following a battle with breast cancer.
Kimberley has said the other members of the girl group are all still coming to terms with the tragedy and any plans for a reunion tour have been put on hold.
However, she is expected to meet up with Cheryl, Nicola Roberts and Nadine Coyle next month when she throws a party to mark her 40th birthday.
In an interview with The Sun, the singer, who turns 40 on November 20, explained she is still planning to mark the milestone as she feels so grateful to be able to celebrate another year older.
She said: "I’m thankful I’m turning 40. I’m planning a big party, I’m going to go into my forties in style.
"You’ve just got to cherish every moment. I don’t know what my forties will bring but going into a new decade is quite a big thing."
She also touched on speculation about a possible Girls Aloud reunion tour, insisting any plans to mark the group's 20th anniversary are currently on hold.
She said: “It’s not really something we’re even thinking about obviously, with the situation as it is. No one is even in that headspace right now.”
Kimberley Walsh reveals the stars of Girls Aloud are coming back together again at her birthday party after Sarah Harding’s death
Sarah passed away on September 5, leaving family, friends and fans in disbelief at the immense loss of that the talented and inspiring singer.
The girls formed a close bond after being thrown together on Pop Stars: The Rivals and achieving phenomenal success racking up 21 UK top ten singles and four No1 hits.
They officially split in 2013 and have gone on to achieve solo projects.
Kimberley, 39, who previously shared a series throwback snaps on her social media paid tribute saying: "Beautiful Sarah this hurts so bad. To wake up and know that you are really gone is too much to bear.
Sarah lost her battle against cancer at the age of 39
Sarah's mum said her daughter's was 'a bright shining star'
"Hearing your infectious chuckle was one of my favourite things in the world.
"Your fire burned so bright and you loved, lived and laughed so hard. Sending love and strength to everyone who is grieving today."
Cheryl was so upset after the news broke she pulled out of a planned performance at Birmingham Pride.
The singer said in a statement: "Saying goodbye to somebody you spent such a massive piece of your life with is like nothing else.
Kimberley Walsh, Nicola Roberts, Nadine Coyle, Cheryl Cole and Sarah Harding of Girls Aloud performing back in 2013
"My heart is heavy. Grief is such a harsh experience and an absolute rollercoaster of emotions. Questions without answers and pain without resolve.
"So tumultuous and constant. With that said I am so sorry but I really am not emotionally, mentally or physically able to perform for you at this Birmingham Pride.
"I apologise wholeheartedly and I can only hope for your understanding (I promise I will make it up to you somehow).
"I feel now I just need some time to sit with my feelings and process the grief. Nothing prepares you for this bit."
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