Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle has revealed she was left 'exhausted and unable to see' during the height of her fame.
Nadine, 35, who found fame after winning a place in the chart-topping group alongside Cheryl, Nicola Roberts, Kimberley Walsh and Sarah Harding, made the confession during an Instagram Live session with Sink The Pink.
Speaking about her days in the band, Nadine said: "I was 17 and the oldest in the group was maybe 21, so we are all so young.
"The overriding thing I remember was that I was so exhausted all the time.
"Exhausted to the point that your eyes were crossing all the time.
"We were all going through the same stuff at the same time."
The Derry-Londonderry native went on to add: "We all knew if we did a late show the night before sometimes we would get in from a show, shower and then get into the clothes for the next day – then get picked up a few hours later to go for the next show.
"It was that that sickly exhausted feeling."
Despite admitting she loved her job, Nadine says the reality of fame wasn't what she expected.
She said: "I always wanted to sing.
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"Then once you start doing it there is so much more. The singing part of it is the small part of it.
"You are doing all of these things. There were all those magazines in those days. It was constant. There was so much promo.
"It turned from the dream of being a pop star to really working hard to keep it going and get through the workload that there was."
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She released her debut solo album Insatiable in 2010 before reuniting with Girls Aloud in 2012.
But in 2017, Nadine signed a new record deal with Virgin EMI and went on to release her epic comeback single, Go To Work.
The songstress has previously been engaged to American footballer, Jason Bell who she shares her daughter with.
Girls Aloud are currently enduring heartbreak as bandmate Sarah Harding continues to fight breast cancer.
Sarah broke the news to her fans in August 2020 that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year and it has now spread to other parts of her body.
Soon after she shared the news Nadine took to her social media to show her support.
Nadine posted a message on Sarah's Instagram page to show her support, writing: "I love you!!!!
"You have always been able to achieve miracles when needed!! I am here for all the way & always will be!!!"
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