The Saturdays star Frankie Sandford will soon return to the group soon after to slam splitting and rehab rumours.
Bandmate Rochelle Wiseman told Digital Spy: “No, we’re not splitting. Frankie’s not very well and you can’t even have a flu or a runny nose before people start saying you’ve left the group.”
Mollie King added: “The thing is, as soon as you’ve been around for a certain amount of time those rumours are always going to start.”
Una Healy concluded: “In any other job if somebody had a few days when they were sick, nobody would say they’ve left. What are you supposed to do? You can’t come to work if you’re ill.”
Sandford’s camp refused to address rumours over her treatment but said she was out of action on ‘doctor’s orders’.
Booze and drugs were ruled out by her team who said reports that she ‘checked herself into a clinic’ were wrong.
Her treatment couldn’t come at a worse time as her group is preparing for the All Fired Up tour in just over six weeks – and a new album On Your Radar is out next month.