London, Nov 9 : Cheryl Cole may have never spoken about her older brother Andrew's troubled life but now he has revealed how the caring 'Girls Aloud' singer has repeatedly tried to help him get his life on track.
Andrew, who grew up with Cheryl on a heroin-ravaged estate in Newcastle, is an alcoholic drug addict, who has spent a third of his life behind bars.
Andrew, who is now out of jail, has an appalling record of more than 50 court appearances, many for violence and thuggery.
Now, the 28-year-old has revealed how his 'worried' sister used to quietly visit him in jail as he served time for a brutal robbery.
Andrew, who grew up with Cheryl on a heroin-ravaged estate in Newcastle, has an appalling record of more than 50 court appearances, many for violence and thuggery.
"Cheryl wants to help me - but I'm too far gone. I know I'm breaking her heart but I'm not strong enough to sort myself out," the Mirror quoted Andrew, as saying.
Andrew spent nine years behind bars while Cheryl blossomed into a star with an estimated fortune of 7million pounds.
"It tears me up to think I'm causing my little sister so much pain. I've told Cheryl she should be ashamed of me but she says she loves me and she'll never give up on me," he said.