Sarah Harding

Sarah Harding

Sarah Harding is thinking of emigrating.

The former Girls Aloud singer - who checked into a rehabilitation facility for three weeks in October 2011 to be treated for an addiction to sleeping pills and alcohol - is dreaming of a new start in a sunnier climate and hopes making a change would bring her "real happiness".

She tweeted: "Before u tiny minds start to judge, no, I'm not drunk but those who seem to know best u will already know I'm struggling to sleep and all I can't get outta my mind right now is #emigrating #anewstart #Sun #sea #health #family #newadventure and finally REAL #happiness

"Think that's my f***ing point made finally. Nite all. (sic)"

Sarah - who recently enjoyed a romantic break in Las Vegas with boyfriend Mark Foster - has said she is now "200 per cent better" since her stint in rehab.

She previously stated: "I'm 200 percent better in terms of my inner strength and attitude. I'm a lot calmer. I still have my hyper days, but I just take one day at a time.

"In the band it was a rollercoaster. And yes, I have learned from my mistakes."

The 32-year-old blonde was in a bad place following the break-up of her relationship to former fiancé Tom Crane, but she claims she doesn't have to restrict her alcohol intake nowadays because it was a "different" time.

She explained: "I'm just like any normal person, I have a drink. Back then I was going through a break-up. That was then and this is now and, yes, things are different.

"I still like the odd night out with my friends and on tour we had an after-party in London, another in Manchester and one in Dublin, which people set up for us."