Sarah Harding, who has breast cancer, revealed that doctors have told her she will not see another Christmas.
The former Girl Aloud singer announced last year that she had the disease, which had spread to other parts of her body.
“In December, my doctor told me that next Christmas might be my last, ‘according to a report in The Times.
‘Maybe I’ll Surprise Everyone’
She said she didn’t want an exact prognosis, just “comfort” and to be “pain-free”.
Harding said in her autobiography, Hear Me Out, “she tries to live and enjoy every moment of her life, no matter how long it takes”.
“I am having a glass of wine or two during all this, because it helps me relax.
“I’m at a stage now where I don’t know how many months I have left.
“Who knows, maybe I’ll surprise everyone, but that’s how I’m looking at things.”
Harding also revealed that she had sepsis while undergoing treatment for cancer at a hospital.
She was placed in a coma and then placed in a ventilator.
“Even if I was cut off from the ventilator, I could not speak properly,” she said. “All I could do was make sounds that sounded like a monkey trying to communicate.”
Harding told the public about her cancer diagnosis in August last year. Doing so was, she says, “scary” but “the right thing to do”.
She told The Times that because of the pandemic she had postponed going to the doctor when she started having symptoms.
Now, she hopes her story will inspire others to get a medical checkup if they have any concerns.
She said she was “full” of support since then, including her teammates in the Girls Aloud group, adding: “Thank you so much for this.”
Harding shot to fame in 2002 as a contestant on Popstars: The Rivals – an ITV talent show which aimed to find both a new girl band and boy band.
She made it to the final and was voted into the group which became Girls Aloud, alongside Nicola Roberts, Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh and Cheryl Cole (then Tweedy).
The group went on to have several UK hits, including Sound of the Underground, The Promise, Love Machine, Jump and Call The Shots.
Girls Aloud reunited in 2012 after a short hiatus, to release and tour a greatest hits album. They announced their split in 2013.
Harding has since taken on several acting roles, including appearances in Run for Your Wife, and St. Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold.
She appeared on the Channel 4 reality show The Jump in 2016, but was forced to pull out after suffering a knee injury.
In 2017, she won Celebrity Big Brother.