The British-Irish boy band ‘The Wanted’ has never failed to give us amazing music. Back in 2009, the band had released top singles such as ‘Heart Vacancy’, ‘All Time Low’, ‘Gold Forever’ and more. Their song ‘Glad You Came’ gave them International fame and ranked at #1 spot in Ireland for more than 6 weeks straight. The group comprised of Max George, Nathan Sykes, Jay McGuiness, Siva Kaneswaran and Tom Parker. Recently, Parker announced to the world that he has been diagnosed with a terminal Brain Tumor and is currently undergoing a treatment for the same.
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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
Parker announced that through his Instagram leaving all of his friends and fans heartbroken. He stated that there is no easy way to put this out to the world but after being diagnosed, he has started undergoing medication and therapy for it. Parker did not want his fans to find out from anyone else but himself which is why he will be conducting an interview and talk about whatever is happening. He said that he wants everyone to support him with positivity and tried to raise awareness about the disease so that no one around should go through the same.
What did ‘The Wanted’ singer say about his illness?
Parker said that during summers he started getting seizures. There was no explanation for them as he always thought his health was fine. However, in reality, his body had started getting weak. After going through a body check, they said that he was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma. Glioblastoma is a type of cancer that is formed in the brain which can lead to headaches and seizures. He has now started undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatment. After the announcement, the other members of a group came forward to help his family and be there with him showing their support. They have been in contact and are trying to find out every kind of treatment available around the world.
Till now, no cure has been found for the disease which makes it more frightening. The National Cancer Institute has mentioned that the average life expectancy after stage 4 is around 8 to 10 months. However, some of the patients also live up to 5 years. All his friends and fans are seen posting pictures with him asking him to have hope and come back stronger fighting the disease. The 38-year old is married to Kelsey Hardwick and they have a daughter together. They are also expecting their second child in November and all this makes it more of a concern.
Who is Tom Parker?
Born on 4th August, 1988 Parker was always into music, since his childhood. He used to play the guitar and went on to audition for the X-Factor. However, he never got selected beyond the first round. He dropped out of college to start his singing career and went on to join ‘Take That’, a band in England. Later on, they got split up and ended up being a part of ‘The Wanted’. The boy band gained international success and has at least more than 10 hit singles selling over 10 million records. He has also released his solo album, worked on ‘The Jump’ show, and been a part of the Masterchef competition.