Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding snubbed a joint birthday bash
with her bandmate Kimberley Walsh to celebrate her 30th alone in a hotel room,
according to a UK report.
The British singer held a lavish star-studded bash to
mark turning 29 last year (2010), but Sarah, who recently split with her fiance
Tom Crane and underwent a stint in rehab, refused to fly back from America to
party and celebrate the big 3-0 in London.
Sarah reportedly "didn’t feel ready" to join
her bandmates, including Cheryl Cole and Nicola Roberts, at a London nightclub
on Friday (18 November).
A source tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "Sarah has
had a tough year but she is a strong girl who is back on the mend. She has just
left a rehab facility and did not feel ready to fly back to London to party –
and she had to say no to people flying over to see her as well.
"She is using the time to recuperate and reflect by
herself. It just goes to show how far she has come and is determined to change
her life for the better. Her 30th birthday was supposed to be a shindig (bash)
to dwarf all others. She had also been looking forward to planning her wedding
next year but now she is adapting to life as a single girl."
Despite her low-key birthday, her Girls Aloud pals
flooded their Twitter blogs with well wishes to the star. Cheryl wrote,
"Happy Birthday Harding... Love you babe!" while Nicola added,
"It’s our girl’s big day... Happy Birthday Sarah… Love u (sic)."