British pop star Frankie Sandford has opened up about her stint in a clinic earlier this year (11), insisting she was treated for a medical condition and was not in rehab.
The Saturdays singer removed herself from the band's line-up for several weeks after she was admitted to a facility for help with undisclosed issues in October (11).
She is now preparing to return to the stage for the band's upcoming U.K. tour, and she has spoken about her time in the facility for the first time.
Sanford has denied rumours she was in rehab, but refuses to reveal the reason she was being treated - only insisting that it was not to do with "alcohol, drugs or an eating disorder".
She tells Britain's The Sun, "I was hospitalised, it wasn't rehab. I don't think there's anything wrong with rehab. It takes a lot of courage to enter facilities to try to beat any addiction or overcome issues, but mine is a medical condition.
"I will talk about it in detail one day soon, for the sake of my fans, as they want to know. But I will say it wasn't alcohol, drugs or an eating disorder. And the dark days are now behind me. My family, friends and boyfriend (soccer player ) Wayne (Bridge) have been wonderful."