The Wanted's Tom Parker Shares Devastating Terminal Brain Tumour Diagnosis
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The Wanted's Tom Parker has spoken out after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
The 32-year-old father-of-one - who is expecting a second child with wife Kelsey - has begun radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment in an effort to prolong his life.
Speaking to OK! Magazine, Tom said: "I'm still in complete shock, it's so much to take in. I knew something wasn't right, but I never expected it to be this. You never think this will happen to you."
Tom went on to explain how he had experienced a a couple of seizures before going to the hospital where tests were carried out.
While on a staycation in Norwich, Tom went back to the hospital alone (because of the coronavirus) where he was told the devastating news.
He explained: "They pulled the curtain around my bed and said, 'It's a brain tumour.' All I could think was, 'F*****g hell!' I was in shock. It's stage four glioblastoma and they've said its terminal. It was a lot to deal with by myself. I still haven't processed it."
Tom isn't about to give up any time soon either, he continued: "I need everyone's love and positivity. I am going to fight this. We are already exploring alternative treatments and looking at clinical trials both here and abroad, and our friends have been doing research.
"There are so many stories of people who were given a bad prognosis and are still here five,10, even 15 years later. We're going to fight this all the way."