The Wished singer Tom Parker revealed that he’s been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, however vows to “combat this all the best way.”
In an Instagram submit Monday, the 32-year-old mentioned he has begun remedy.
“We’re all completely devastated however we’re gonna combat this all the best way,” the British singer wrote. “We don’t need your unhappiness, we simply need love and positivity and collectively we are going to increase consciousness of this horrible illness and search for all out there remedy choices. It’s gonna be a troublesome battle however with everybody’s love and help we’re going to beat this.”
In an interview with OK! journal, Parker — who’s married to actress Kelsey Hardwick — confirmed he has a grade 4 glioblastoma tumor. Glioblastoma is outlined as “essentially the most excessive grade main brain tumor in adults,” based on the UK group Brain Tumour Charity.
Parker mentioned he was diagnosed six weeks in the past after experiencing seizures.
“They pulled the curtain round my mattress and mentioned, ‘It’s a brain tumor.’ All I may suppose was, ‘F–king hell!’ I used to be in shock. It’s stage 4 glioblastoma they usually’ve mentioned it’s terminal,” Parker instructed the outlet (by way of the UK’s Guardian). “It was so much to deal with on my own. I nonetheless haven’t processed it.”
The common survival charge for these with stage 4 glioblastoma is a 12 months to 18 months, based on the Brain Tumour Charity.
Parker and Hardwick share 1-year-old daughter Aurelia and predict their second youngster. She instructed OK! that her husband’s analysis “nonetheless doesn’t really feel actual.”
“I don’t suppose Tom will ever course of this info. It’s horrendous. Watching your companion undergo that is so onerous, as a result of how can I inform him to not let it eat him?” Hardwick mentioned.
The Wished, a five-member boy band, was identified for the songs “All Time Low” and “Glad You Got here.” The group, comprised of Parker, Nathan Sykes, Max George, Siva Kaneswaran and Jay McGuiness, went on an indefinite hiatus in 2014.