Cheryl has pulled out of her scheduled performance at Birmingham Pride this weekend, following Sarah Harding’s death.
The Girls Aloud star sadly passed away on September 5, after being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer last year.
Announcing her withdrawal from the event in a statement shared on Instagram, Cheryl wrote: “Saying goodbye to somebody you spent such a massive piece of your life with is like nothing else.”
“My heart is heavy. Grief is such a harsh experience and an absolute rollercoaster of emotions,” she continued.
“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 this Saturday at 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, ” she said.
The mother-of-one concluded her heartbreaking post by adding: “Nothing prepares you for this bit…”
Birmingham Pride have said they will be donating Cheryl’s entire fee to cancer charities in honour of Sarah.
In a statement they said: “Naturally we are disappointed that Cheryl is unable to perform for us all this weekend, but we fully understand and respect her decision.”
“Personal loss and grief, in the big scheme of things are far more important than any single performance.”