Tom Parker shared an emotion-filled video during his battle with brain tumors. He insists that cancer must be “attacked at all angles”.
The Wanted singer, 33, announced his diagnosis with an inoperable grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme in October 2020, but revealed last year it was stable after an MRI scan.
The pop singer took to Instagram Tuesday and shared some photos of his daily life with fans, as well as moments from his recent diagnosis.
Emotional: Tom Parker (33), a star of Wanted, shared an emotion video during his battle with brain cancer. He insists that it must be “attacked at all angles”
The clip opens with a picture of Tom alongside his fellow band members Max George, 33, Siva Kaneswaran, 33, Jay McGuiness, 31, and Nathan Sykes, 28.
His daughter Aurelia Rose, two, who he shares with wife Kelsey Hardwick, 31, could then be seen dancing at home while cartoons played in the background on the television.
Tom could also be seen being supported by a physiotherapist as he stood upside down on his head on a stool as part of his treatment.
Treasured moments: On Tuesday, the pop star took to his Instagram page, giving fans some snapshots of his life, including some glimpses of some moments since his diagnosis
On the clip, a voiceover said: “The truth is that healing doesn’t mean that the damage didn’t exist.”
Fans of the star took to Twitter to express their support. One wrote: “Tom, what an incredible human being you are. Keep moving forward with your family, and always win.”
One follower commented: “So proud.” You’ll forever be the biggest hero.’
Family man: His daughter Aurelia Rose, two, who he shares with wife Kelsey Hardwick, 31, could be seen dancing at home in the clip
Working at recovery: Tom could also be seen being supported by a physiotherapist as he stood upside down on his head on a stool as part of his treatment
Health troubles: The Brit Award nominee underwent the routine scan as part of his treatment, after he was diagnosed with a stage four glioblastoma last year
A fellow devotee commented: “Tom you are absolutely awesome. This is my inspiration. Your inspiration is my strength.
This is Tom. You will continue to be strong by all the important things you hold dear. Someone else wrote, “I wish we did that in some way also.”
‘You’re fighting back and stronger than ever mentally and physically. It’s possible.. the US is cheering you on.
Reaching out: The star’s fans were quick to take to the comments section of his post to offer their words of support
‘I can’t wait to see pictures of you smiling on stage ( tour )…. You should do what you love. You deserve it. Your efforts are admired by all of us.
Tom announced that his brain tumour had been stabilized and ‘under control” after his last MRI scan. After learning the devastating news, he shared a deeply felt message via Instagram.
After being diagnosed last year with stage 4 glioblastoma, the Brit Award nominee had to undergo a routine scan.
Difficulties: Tom suffered from short-term memory loss and spent nearly three months in bed solidly while unwell (pictured with wife Kelsey Hardwick and children Aurelia Rose and Bodhi Thomas)
He said, “I sit here crying as I write you. Now my brain tumor has been removed. We had the results from my latest scan…and I’m delighted to say it is STABLE.
“It was a wonderful mix of emotions. A year and a half into our journey, it’s all we could ask for. It was truly an amazing experience. Tonight can be a bit easier for us to sleep.
Thank you so much for your continued love and support during the past twelve+ months. Love from Me,Kelsey, Aurelia & Bo.’
Tom’s former band The Wanted announced that they would be back for an album and live show last year. This was seven years after the announcement of their dissolution. All proceeds will benefit cancer research.
The original plan was to have the singers reformed for the 10th anniversary of their marriage in 2020. But, they were forced to cancel due to the worldwide pandemic.
Tom put on a major concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall in an effort to raise vital funds for medical research. He discovered that just 1% of National Cancer Research Budget was spent researching new treatments for brain cancers.
The Wanted have announced their return seven years ago. Proceeds will go towards research in cancer.
The group reached out to their former members and decided to jump-start their reunion plans. Remember was released in September.
Most Wanted is the new album. It includes the mega-hits All Time Low, Glad You Came and the Comic Relief single Gold Forever.
After a seizure Tom was later diagnosed with terminal brain tumors in September 2020. In October 2021, Tom broke down during an emotional Channel 4 documentary called Inside My Head.
Tearful. Tom, at the beginning of November revealed that his brain tumour had stabilized and was ‘under control” after his last MRI scan.
He also shared that he suffered from memory impairment, was in bed for nearly three months, and looked into his treatment options.
Tom became emotional when he talked about his prognosis. He said, “It’s so difficult to think about futures, I don’t want to know.”
“I do not think that you will know what you feel about death until it is actually faced.” Do I think that I will die? The most important question is: “Am I going to die?” That’s the most important question.