Tom Parker, one of many 5 members of the early-2010s boy band The Wanted, has revealed he is been identified with a mind tumor and that he is been present process remedy. In an emotional Instagram publish on Monday (October 12), the British singer wrote that as a substitute of battling privately or making an attempt to maintain his prognosis a secret, he determined to “lay out all the main points and let everybody know the information in our personal means.”
He additionally gave an accompanying interview to OK! journal the place he revealed he has an inoperable “grade 4 glioblastoma tumor,” identified after he started experiencing seizures.
“We’re all completely devastated however we’re gonna battle this all the way in which,” he wrote on Instagram in a word co-signed by his spouse, Kelsey Hardwick. “We don’t need your unhappiness, we simply need love and positivity and collectively we are going to elevate consciousness of this horrible illness and search for all obtainable remedy choices.”
Parker, 32, started a profession with The Needed in 2009, alongside fellow members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, and Nathan Sykes. Over the subsequent 5 years, they scored three top-10 albums within the U.Okay. and are maybe finest identified globally for his or her infectious 2011 digital dance-pop hit “Glad You Came,” which hit No. 3 on the Billboard Sizzling 100. The group went on indefinite hiatus in 2014.
Parker and Hardwick share a daughter, Aurelia, and are at the moment anticipating their second baby, a boy. They ended their word with a message of resilience and hope: “It’s gonna be a troublesome battle however with everybody’s love and assist we’re going to beat this.”