British singer Tom Parker, a member of the UK boyband The Wanted, recently revealed that he has an inoperable brain tumour.
The 32-year-old shared the devastating news on his Instagram, telling fans he is diagnosed with stage four glioblastoma and has begun treatment.
“There’s no easy way to say this but I’ve sadly been diagnosed with a Brain Tumour and I’m already undergoing treatment,” the singer disclosed in his Instagram post. “We are all absolutely devastated but we are gonna fight this all the way.”
Tom Parker and his wife, actress Kelsey Hardwick, had announced earlier this year that they are expecting another child. The pair were shocked with the sad news ten weeks before the arrival of their second baby.
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Hey guys, you know that we’ve both been quiet on social media for a few weeks and it’s time to tell you why. There’s no easy way to say this but I’ve sadly been diagnosed with a Brain Tumour and I’m already undergoing treatment. We decided, after a lot of thought, that rather than hiding away and trying to keep it a secret, we would do one interview where we could lay out all the details and let everyone know the facts in our own way. We are all absolutely devastated but we are gonna fight this all the way. We don’t want your sadness, we just want love and positivity and together we will raise awareness of this terrible disease and look for all available treatment options. It’s gonna be a tough battle but with everyone’s love and support we are going to beat this. Tom and Kelsey xxx @ok_mag
Hardwick, who is currently in the final weeks of pregnancy, is putting her focus on being there for Parker. “Kelsey’s been amazing, She is my rock. She’s been practical about everything,” the singer told OK! Magazine in an interview.
In the interview he said that he was diagnosed six weeks ago and he is still “in shock.” Despite being told the cancer is terminal, Parker wants to remain positive and said in his Instagram post, “It’s gonna be a tough battle but with everyone’s love and support we are going to beat this.”
The Wanted found its glory in the early 2010s, when they topped charts with the singles “All Time Low” and “Glad You Came”. The boyband has gone on a hiatus since 2014 to pursue solo projects.
Source: OK! Magazine