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Sarah Harding checks into rehab - reports

Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding is reported to have checked into rehab for depression and alcohol addiction in the wake of her break-up with Tom Crane.

The 29-year-old was due to marry her DJ boyfriend next summer and is alleged to have reacted badly to their split by drowning her sorrows with booze.

Harding and Crane had been together for four years before announcing their engagement in January. However, the pair broke up this September following months of fighting according to the tabloids.

At first it appeared that Crane had been hit hardest by the break-up: 'Sarah and I have decided to take a break. I have nothing else to say,' he tweeted in the wake of their split.

However, it now appears that Harding has also struggled to deal with the end of her four-year relationship with Crane.

'She's been through a traumatic time in her personal life and had to honour her work commitments on top. She needs some time out to clear her head,' an unnamed source told The Sun.

'Splitting from Tom has played a huge part in her decision to seek help. She just needs to get herself back on track emotionally. She had hit rock bottom.'

The news that Harding has entered rehab appears to have put in doubt the Girls Aloud tenth anniversary reunion scheduled for next year.

Party girl Harding was noticeably absent from her bandmate Kimberley Walsh's opening night in the West End musical Shrek last week as well as Nicola Roberts's recent 26th birthday celebrations.

Harding's management team has yet to make any comment on the reports.

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