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From Girls Aloud to psychiatrist, Nadine Coyle hints at new career direction

By Laura Abernethy

Published 21/01/2016

Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud performs at Big Gay Out, the biggest gay festival in Europe, held at Finsbury Park in north London, Saturday 23 July 2005.
Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud performs at Big Gay Out, the biggest gay festival in Europe, held at Finsbury Park in north London, Saturday 23 July 2005.
Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding, who has been unveiled as the new face of Ultimo lingerie, created by Glasgow-based entrepreneur Michelle Mone.
Jingle Bell Ball - London...Nadine Coyle from Girls Aloud on stage at the Jingle Bell Ball presented by Capital FM at the O2 Arena, London.
Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding, modelling Ultimo's brand new Autumn Winter 2007 lingerie collection, London.
Cheryl Cole Girls Aloud
Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud performs on stage at the second annual "Big Gay Out", Europe's biggest Gay music festival, at Finsbury Park on July 23, 2005 in London, England.
Girls Alout performing their single 'Something New'
Jingle Bell Ball - London...Kimberley Walsh from Girls Aloud on stage at the Jingle Bell Ball presented by Capital FM at the O2 Arena, London.
Undated handout image showing Girls Aloud who are backing an anti bullying campaign and it's associated range of t-shirts, backed by high street fashion retailer, mkone, London..
Girls Aloud
Girls Aloud playing at the Odyssey Arena Belfast last night. The fans queue up outside to get in
Girls Aloud
Pop group Girls Aloud in concert at the Carling Apollo in Hammersmith, west London, Saturday May 28, 2005.
Pop band "Girls Aloud"

Nadine Coyle could be set for an unexpected career change after a cryptic Instagram post suggested she was studying to be a psychiatrist.

The former Girls Aloud singer posted a picture on the social media site showing a hoodie with the motif: 'I don't need therapy. I just need to listen to Nadine Coyle'.

She commented: "Funny that. I am studying to be a psychiatrist. I could help with another kind therapy (in possibly 10yrs)."

Fans rushed to congratulate the Londonderry-born singer on her new path, but some questioned if she was being serious.

She teased that she had hopes of becoming Dr Coyle, with the hashtag "MedicaldegreehereIcome". Although she did not release details of where she is studying, the 30-year-old was spotted in Ireland over Christmas and the New Year.

But she will not be abandoning music altogether as she ended the post with, "ps I'm still a singer", hinting that she will continue her solo career alongside her studies.

Nadine released her first solo album Insatiable in 2010 while Girls Aloud were on a break, but both the album and eponymous single flopped.

The single peaked at 26 in the UK Top 40, while the album only made it to number 47 in the charts.

Since the band split in 2013 Nadine has continued to work on her own music. Just last year she released I Could Be with former Westlife star Shane Filan and she told eager fans that she was hoping to release her own music this year.

Nadine found fame in 2002 on the second series of Popstar: The Rivals, winning a place in the five-piece girl band.

Nadine Coyle
Nadine Coyle
LONDON - JULY 23: Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud performs on stage at the second annual "Big Gay Out", Europe's biggest Gay music festival, at Finsbury Park on July 23, 2005 in London, England.
Lingerie firm Ultimo signs up Girls Aloud star... Sarah Harding
Strictly Come Dancing 2012...Programme Name: Strictly Come Dancing - TX: 17/11/2012 - Episode: Episode 8 (No. Episode 8) - Embargoed for publication until: 18/11/2012 - Picture Shows: ** RESULTS SHOW ** THIS IMAGE IS STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 20:00, SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18TH, 2012 Performing their single 'Something New', Girls Aloud - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy...hig
Undated handout image showing Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding, modelling Ultimo's brand new Autumn Winter 2007 lingerie collection, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture issue date: Tuesday 31 October 2007. The collection is available online at www.ultimo.co.uk and from Debenhams Stores Nationwide. Photo credit should read: Ultimo.co.uk/PA Wire
Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud performs at Big Gay Out, the biggest gay festival in Europe, held at Finsbury Park in north London, Saturday 23 July 2005.
Jingle Bell Ball - London...Kimberley Walsh from Girls Aloud on stage at the Jingle Bell Ball presented by Capital FM at the O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday December 9, 2012. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire...E
Jingle Bell Ball - London...Nadine Coyle from Girls Aloud on stage at the Jingle Bell Ball presented by Capital FM at the O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday December 9, 2012. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire...E
Undated handout image showing Girls Aloud who are backing an anti bullying campaign and it's associated range of t-shirts, backed by high street fashion retailer, mkone, London..
Girls Aloud
The photograph Nadine Coyle posted on her Instagram page

They went on to have 20 consecutive UK Top 10 singles, including four number ones, but then split for good three years ago following a 10-year anniversary tour.

Her recent announcement is not her first move away from music. She also bought a bar for her parents in California called Nadine's Irish Mist, but the pub faced problems in 2012 and it has since closed down.

She moved to America with her family 13 years ago where she met her partner Jason Bell, a former American football player.

In February 2014 the pair announced the arrival of their first child together, Anaiya Bell, and Nadine now splits her time between her home in the US, her work in London and her home town of Derry.

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