The Wanted singer Tom Parker diagnosed with terminal brain tumour

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  • Tom Parker has been diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma.
  • The Wanted singer revealed the news saying that although the brain tumour is inoperable, he will "fight this all the way".
  • In an emotional interview with OK! Magazine, the singer said: "I'm still in complete shock, it's so much to take in."

Tom Parker has been diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour.

The singer, who is part of the boy band The Wanted, revealed the news on Instagram on Monday, writing: "There's no easy way to say this but I've sadly been diagnosed with a brain tumour and I'm already undergoing treatment."

According to BBC, the 32-year-old, who is expecting his second child with wife Kelsey Parker, has stage 4 glioblastoma.

The tumour is inoperable, but the treatment is to prolong his life, reports say.

"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," he continued in his post. "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," he wrote on behalf of himself and his wife.


In an emotional interview with OK! Magazine, the singer said: "I'm still in complete shock, it's so much to take in."

Though the life expectancy of having such an illness ranges from three to 18 months after diagnosis, reports the publication, Tom is not giving up hope.

"I'm going to be here, I'm going to fight this," he said of being there for his wife and kids.

"We have to stay positive," Kelsey added. "The prognosis is based on much older people, as this usually affects those 50-plus. Tom is a young, otherwise fit and healthy guy and he has a much better chance of fighting this and benefiting from some of the new treatments out there."  

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