(CelebrityAccess) — Tom Parker, a singer who is best known for his tenure with the British boy band The Wanted, revealed that he has an inoperable brain tumor.
The 32-year-old singer revealed the diagnosis to his fans via social media, stating that he has a brain tumor and is undergoing treatment.
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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
However, in an interview with Britain’s OK! Magazine, Parker, and his wife Kelsey conceded that the diagnosis was a “worst case scenario” and that he was suffering from stage four glioblastoma.
According to the National Institute of Health, even with optimal treatment, patients diagnosed with glioblastomas have a median survival of less than one year.
Parker was one of the founding members The Wanted, a boy-band project managed by Scooter Braun, when the group launched in 2009. They scored multiple hits, including “All Time Low” and “Heart Vacancy” before parting ways in 2014 to pursue independent projects.