Beaming Sarah Harding returns to Ghost: The Musical for first time since slamming 'breakdown' claims after being pulled offstage mid-show
She was accused of 'slurring' and 'stumbling' during her starring role in Ghost The Musical earlier this month, leaving her unable to finish a show.
But on Wednesday Sarah Harding looked happy and healthy as she was pictured for the first time since slamming claims she was on the 'edge of a breakdown' over negative reviews.
Grinning like a Cheshire cat, the former Girls Aloud singer, 34, looked on fine form as she headed to the Palace Theatre in Manchester for her latest performance.
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In good spirits: Sarah Harding, 34, looked happy and healthy as she headed to the Palace Theatre in Manchester on Wednesday as reports claim she is 'on the verge of a breakdown'
Clearly feeling the chill, the blonde star opted for an oversized grey jumper and tight leggings with 'work-out' printed down one side.
A chunky black scarf was wrapped tight around her neck and fell forth while a stylish pom-pom beanie tamed her wavy tresses.
Juggling multiple bags, she wore a pair of cool shades while going make-up free.
Her excitement at returning to her roots was evident and she recently told the Manchester Evening News: 'I never thought in a million years I’d do a full on lead role in a musical, but anyone who knows me knows I like a challenge and I like to push myself above and beyond.'
Happy: Grinning like a Cheshire cat, the former Girls Aloud singer layered on the comfy clothing as she navigated through the streets with her suitcase
Wrapping up: Clearly feeling the Mancunian chill, the blonde star opted for an over-sized grey jumper and tight leggings with 'work-out' printed down one side
And she also addressed the recent controversy surrounding her performance: 'I choose not to engage in the negativity because at the end of the day this is what we’re doing, this is what we love doing, if you want to come and see it, come and see it and see if we can prove you wrong.'
Sarah was forced to withdraw from her lead role as Molly halfway through the show at Blackpool's Winter Gardens earlier this month.
The star - who previously entered rehab for painkiller addiction in 2011 - was earlier alleged to be on the verge of a breakdown following poor reviews from critics in her starring turn in the musical.
A source told The Sun: 'Sarah’s on the brink — producers know it, everyone knows it.
'She’s back on the painkillers for her injury, but the worry is when she goes back to her hotel room and drinks alone.'
Back home: Her excitement at returning to her roots was evident and she recently told Manchester Evening News,'I never thought in a million years I’d do a full on lead role in a musical'
The report come after Sarah was accused of 'slurring' her words and 'stumbling' onstage after taking powerful painkillers for an injury.
Sarah plays the lead female role of Molly, alongside former Hollyoaks actor Andy Moss, but her understudy Kelly Hampson had to complete the show after she deemed unfit.
Reports also claim that Sarah was pulled off the stage at Blackpool's Winter Gardens because she was messing up the memorable clay wheel scene - made famous in the 1980s flickstarring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze
One disgruntled theatre goer told The Sun newspaper: 'People stumbling home from the pub singing drunk would be better.'
Under pressure: The star is said to be on the verge of a breakdown following poor reviews from critics in her starring turn in Ghost: The Musical
Removed: Sarah was recently accused of being unfit to complete her performance in Ghost: The Musical on earlier this month and therefore removed from stage as her understudy took over
Defending herself: Sarah has not yet explained why she pulled out, but she did Tweet to defend herself after people criticised her performance
'She can't sing and kept messing up her lines, slurring her words or speaking when it wasn't her turn.'
Meanwhile, Sarah stood her ground and defiantly tweeted: 'Some people should learn to get their facts right before making assumptions. (sic)'
In a statement issued by Sarah, 34, she said: 'I would like to go on the record and say since appearing in The Jump, I have been in constant pain with my knee injury, and as anyone in chronic pain will be able to tell you, it can take a massive toll on your mental as well as physical well-being.
'There is of course a pressure I feel to perform daily and I try to give the role of Molly in Ghost The Musical my all.
'However, I have to say the relentless scrutiny, the trolling and the sensationalised and often fabricated stories do not make this any easier.'
Painful tumble: In a statement issued by Sarah, 34, she said: 'I would like to go on the record and say since appearing in The Jump, I have been in constant pain with my knee injury'
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