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.
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 ”
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.
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.