The Wanted's Tom Parker Announces His Brain Tumour Is Now "Under Control"

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Tom Parker has said he is "over the moon" to learn that his brain tumour is now "under control" as he thanked fans for their "love and support over the last 12 months".

Tom Parker of boy band, The Wanted has shared an update on his brain tumour as he reveals it is finally “under control”. The 33-year-old singer revealed his diagnosis in October 2020, confirming that he has stage 4 glioblastoma.

By January 2021, Tom had shared the news that he was “responding well to treatment” as the inoperable tumour had reduced significantly in size. Last month, the singer revealed that he was “feeling very positive”, following 30 rounds of chemotherapy and 30 radiotherapy sessions.

Taking to Instagram yesterday, Tom shared a special picture of himself, wife Kelsey Hardwick, and their two children, Aurelia & Bo, alongside a special message.

I’m sat here with tears in my eyes as I tell you. We’ve got my brain tumour under control,” Parker wrote. “We had the results from my latest scan…and I’m delighted to say it is STABLE. Such a mix of emotions. We couldn’t ask for any more really at this point; a year or so in to this journey. Honestly over the moon. We can sleep a little easier tonight. Thank you for all your love and support over the last 12+ months. Love from Me, Kelsey, Aurelia & Bo.”

Parker recently appeared in a documentary for Stand Up To Cancer titled, Tom Parker: Inside My Head.

Last month, Tom revealed that he feels “a lot more confident and a lot more in control of my emotions. If I did do [the documentary] five months ago, I’d be a crying mess to be honest. I’m feeling very positive.”

The singer previously explained how he underwent tests after suffering unexplained seizures, with doctors subsequently confirming the diagnosis while he was on a family break in Norwich.


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