The Wanted’s Tom Parker shares devastating diagnosis of terminal brain tumor


Wanted star Tom Parker broke the terrible news that he has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.The father of one, 32, says his tumor is inoperable.

He said OK! Magazine: “I’m still in shock, it’s so much to assimilate. ”

His wife Kelsey, with whom he shares his 16-month-old daughter Aurelia, added: “Six weeks have been crazy. We had an idea that something was wrong in July, but we never could have imagined that was it. ”

Tom, who said his diagnosis didn’t seem real, added: “I knew something was wrong, but I never expected it to be it. You never think this will happen to you. ”

Tom, who is expecting his second child with Kelsey, took to Instagram this morning to share the tragic news with his fans.

Tom with his wife Kelsey and their young daughter

Sharing a sweet photo of himself with his wife and young daughter, he wrote: “Hey guys you know we’ve both been quiet on social media for a few weeks and it’s time to tell you why.

“There is no easy way to say this, but unfortunately I have been diagnosed with a brain tumor and am already on treatment. We decided, after a lot of thinking, that rather than hiding and trying to keep it a secret, we would do an interview where we could lay out all the details and let everyone know the facts in their own way.

“We are all absolutely devastated, but we will fight this to the end. We don’t want your sadness, we just want love and positivity and together we will raise awareness about this terrible disease and research all available treatment options. It’s going to be an uphill battle, but with the love and support of all of you, we’re going to beat it. Tom and Kelsey xxx ”

Tom found fame in boyband The Wanted

He was inundated with support.

James ‘Arg’ Argent told him, “We love you Tom! We have this brother, no doubt about it! ”

Rebecca Adlington commented: “Sending so much love and support always xxx”

Tom’s fans have also rushed to tell him how strong he is and how confident they are that he can beat the tumor.

(Left to right) Tom Parker, Max George, Nathan Sykes, Jay McGuinness and Siva Kaneswaran of The Wanted

Tom last posted on Instagram in August, but his absence now makes sense to his devastated fans.

The singer married Kelsey in 2018, when they said ‘yes’ in a romantic ceremony at Ridge Farm in Surrey.

His fellow boyband members Jay McGuinness and Max George acted as his bailiffs.

Tom and Kelsey welcomed their first child, daughter Aurelia, 16 months ago.

They announced in May that they were expecting their second baby together.


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