The 34-year-old singer is replaced by her understudy halfway through the show...
We’re sending lots of love to Sarah Harding right now.
The 34-year-old was reportedly forced to pull out of a performance of Ghost: The Musical yesterday – halfway through the evening’s proceedings.
She’d been on stage at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens when she fell ill, leaving her understudy to fill in after the interval.
A spokesperson has since confirmed that Sarah will return to the role tonight. But considering she was recently suffering from a respiratory tract infection, we hope she’s all A-okay.
Sarah’s taken on the lead role of Molly Jensen in the production, the character made famous by Demi Moore in the 1990 film.
Unfortunately for the Girls Aloud lady, it’s not just illness that she’s had to deal with over the past few weeks. Not everyone who’s been to watch the show has had entirely positive things.
Tweets include: ‘Sarah Harding was just awful in Ghost the Musical! I can’t believe she got the part. So many talented performers could’ve smashed that role,’ and: ‘Seriously why have they cast Sarah as Molly for #ghostontour when there are so many talented people who could do a far better job?’
Hmm. A little harsh, no?
Sarah’s co-star Andy Moss – who previously played Rhys Ashworth in Hollyoaks – has already spoken out in support of her.
He recently told Broadway World: ‘Full respect to Sarah – she’s come from a singing background, and she’s had to learn everything we knew acting-wise in that short time.’
Happily, it seems plenty of other audience members had a brilliant time. One wrote on Twitter: ‘Great night at Ghost the Musical @newalextheatre and a big well done to Sarah Harding as Molly.’
Another said: ‘@SarahNHarding @BristolHipp Came with low expectations – left having loved it! [sic].’
Sending you lots of luck (and health!) for the rest of your run, lady.