Kimberley Walsh denies Girls Aloud performing at fundraiser honoring Sarah Harding

Kimberley Walsh says Girls Aloud is ‘not ready to go back on stage yet’ in the wake of sarah hardingdeath

The West End star revealed that she and Cheryl TweedyNadine Coyle and Nicola Roberts aren’t planning on performing together anytime soon following the death of their beloved bandmate Sarah, who passed away at the age of 39 from breast cancer last September.

Kimberley made her statement during an appearance on BBC‘s Morning Live on Wednesday.

Speaking: Kimberley Walsh, 40, says Girls Aloud is 'not ready to go back on stage yet' following Sarah Harding's death (pictured in March)

Speaking: Kimberley Walsh, 40, says Girls Aloud is ‘not ready to go back on stage yet’ following Sarah Harding’s death (pictured in March)

After being asked by co-host Gethin Jones to share some details about the surprises planned for her upcoming fundraising special, Kimberley, 40, said: “I feel like I need to clear this up a little bit.”

There will not be a meeting as such, we will not return to the stage. We still don’t feel ready to go back on stage without Sarah.

In October 2021, Kimberley ruled out a Biology girl band reunion because they weren’t in ‘that state of mind right now’ after Sarah’s death.

Pop stars: Kimberley (second from right) said she and Nicola Roberts (left), Nadine Coyle (second from left), Cheryl Tweedy (right) will not perform together following the death of Sarah (center) (in the photo from 2013)

Pop stars: Kimberley (second from right) said she and Nicola Roberts (left), Nadine Coyle (second from left), Cheryl Tweedy (right) will not perform together following the death of Sarah (center) (in the photo from 2013)

She said: ‘It’s not really something we’re thinking about obviously, with the situation as it is. No one is in that headspace right now.

Kimberley’s comments about the band, which formed in 2002 on the singing competition Popstars: The Rivals, achieving huge success on the charts, comes after Nadine confirmed that they were “planning an event to raise money in honor Sarah.”

Nadine, 36, said OKAY! magazine: ‘She is very present in our minds. We want to raise money for medical equipment to help diagnose cancer earlier so people can get treatment.

Looking back: Sarah passed away at the age of 39 from breast cancer last September, and Kimberley posted tribute photos on social media at the time.

Looking back: Sarah passed away at the age of 39 from breast cancer last September, and Kimberley posted tribute photos on social media at the time.

“We definitely want to do something to help others.”

Nadine added that even seven months after Sarah’s passing, her death still “deeply affects them.”

The anniversary would be the first time that Girls Aloud have appeared together since 2013, when they parted ways after celebrating their 10th anniversary.

Honest: Kimberley previously described the difficult time she endured when Sarah (pictured) passed away in September 2021

Honest: Kimberley previously described the difficult time she endured when Sarah (pictured) passed away in September 2021

In February, Kimberley told MailOnline that there were no plans for a reunion in the immediate future.

She said: ‘It’s amazing that we’re turning 20 and there will be a lot of personal memories for us as a group, I’m sure all four of us will remember old memories.

“But I think our heads are not in a space to do anything as a band, it wouldn’t feel right without Sarah. But yes, we will definitely remember a lot of memories, it’s amazing that it’s been so long. 20 years old, she’s crazy!

Tribute: Nadine (pictured with Sarah in 2012) said this week that Sarah's death is still

Tribute: Nadine (pictured with Sarah in 2012) said this week that Sarah’s death still “affects them deeply” seven months after her passing.

Kimberley added that for the remaining members, the occasion will be significantly moving, adding, “It feels like a huge milestone for us, it will be very bittersweet.” But we will deal with it as best we can at that time.

Nadine revealed last year that she believed she had received signals from her late Girls Aloud bandmate Sarah, including when she was home and “something flew off the shelf”.

The singer described the difficult time she endured when Sarah passed away in September 2021.

Speaking on The Ryan Tubridy Show on RTE Radio 1 in October, Nadine recounted how she had filmed the Irish music talent show Last Singer Standing, where she believes Sarah sent her signs of her presence.

Ended: The anniversary would be the first time Girls Aloud have appeared together since 2013, when they broke up after celebrating their 10th anniversary (pictured in 2006)

Ended: The anniversary would be the first time Girls Aloud have appeared together since 2013, when they broke up after celebrating their 10th anniversary (pictured in 2006)

She said: ‘I was so close to her in life. There have definitely been things, she has made her presence known a couple of times. While she was filming the show, she was right in the middle of everything and people were being very nice.

“There were a couple of days where the headphones flew off the table and it happened three days in a row and the makeup artists were like, ‘That has to be Sarah.

‘One night I was talking about myself at home and something flew off the shelf. I was like, “Is this Sarah?” I keep thinking she’s going to phone.

Sarah passed away on September 5, 2021, and her mother Maria confirmed her death in a statement shared on the star’s Instagram account, saying that he “ran away in peace” after his battle with cancer.

Difficult: Sarah died on September 5, 2021 after battling breast cancer for a year (pictured in 2016)

Difficult: Sarah died on September 5, 2021 after battling breast cancer for a year (pictured in 2016)

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