Girls Aloud’s Sarah Harding on rehab: ‘I was in such a mess’

The singer has now discovered that she can 'socialise without booze'

Girls Aloud‘s Sarah Harding has spoken out about her recent stint in rehab in Arizona.

The singer admitted that the day she went into the rehabilitation centre she was “in such a mess”. Harding, who won TV talent show Popstars The Rivals in 2002 as part of Girls Aloud, added:

I’ve been told by those close to me that was when I hit my worst… I was crying hysterically. I felt ashamed, embarrassed, terrified – my emotions were all over the place.

Speaking to Hello!, the pop star then explained: “I’ve turned 30 now and, although there will always be a bit of the rock chick in me, I’m trying to embrace my softer and more feminine side. I’ve realised I can socialise without booze.”

Sarah Harding apparently entered rehab for ‘alcohol and depression issues’ after an ultimatum from the other members of Girls Aloud, according to tabloid reports in October.

It was claimed that she’d hit “rock bottom” after splitting from her fiancé Tom Crane, however, according to the Sunday Mirror, Harding’s motivation for seeking treatment was principally to make sure she is part of Girls Aloud‘s lucrative 10th anniversary tour, which is set to take place in 2012.