Most Wanted Tom Parker admits he doesn’t like talking about a cancer diagnosis
Tom Parker admitted BBC Iftar on Friday, he avoids thinking about his cancer diagnosis because he fears it will “take control of his life”.
The wanted star, 33, revealed that he “took a long time to be unaffected by things online” and admitted that he Googles his condition – glioblastoma – every morning.
Back in October 2020, the singer was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, which the doctor said was inoperable.
Consumption: Tom Parker, 33, admitted on BBC Breakfast on Friday that he avoids thinking about his cancer diagnosis because he fears it is ‘controlling his life’
Research: He admitted that he “took a long time” not to be affected by the things he saw on the Internet, and admitted that he Googled his condition – glioblastoma – every morning
He was undergoing chemotherapy and the tumor had shrunk, but he was still there.
He decided he didn’t want the disease to be transmitted: ‘I don’t want it to consume my life. I have kids I have a family so I try to ignore it as much as possible, and it’s hard sometimes.
“When you’re leaning back to walk, or you can’t move your arm properly, I’m like ‘come and move’
He went on to admit that he threw three and a half stones because of chemotherapy, which left him with no appetite.
It’s going to be a bad day, waking up can’t eat anything, chemo really took it from me. It is the appetite. You can’t eat anything and you are obviously losing weight.
‘Chemotherapy really took it out of me’: He continued to admit that he threw 3 and a half stones due to chemotherapy leaving him with no appetite
I lost about three and a half stone in about three weeks. And then to try to get that back again, it’s easy to lose weight but getting it back is really hard.
He then revealed that his bandmates from The Wanted communicated when he was diagnosed.
‘the above [George] It was like, “Anything I can do to help?” While “Jay [McGuinness] It was like, “Listen, I’ll do anything we just want to see you get better.”
Tom was grateful for their kindness and admitted: “It is a lonely time in your life when you feel like you have nothing. You just feel like you just want to wrinkle and die to be completely honest with you.
The band, the hugely successful Glad You Came, is set to perform together for the first time in seven years at an upcoming concert for Stand Up To Cancer in Tom’s honor.
Strong: In October 2020, Tom was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, which the doctor said was inoperable
Strong: He didn’t want the disease to pass: I don’t want him to eat up my life. I have kids I have a family so I try to ignore it as much as possible, and it’s hard sometimes; Pictured with his wife Kelsey in 2019
Hosted by Roman Kemp and Sonny Jay from Capital FM’s Breakfast Show, all proceeds from the Royal Albert Hall event will be shared among cancer charities.
A star-studded group including Liam Payne, KSI, Becky Hill, Sigrid and McFly will surely entertain fans as they are on the cusp of their best hits. Tickets go on sale Monday at 4 p.m. for a show on Tuesday, September 21.
Wanted band members Tom, Max, Jay, Nathan Sykes and Siva Kaneswaran had originally planned the reform for their 10th anniversary in 2020, before the global pandemic forced them to delay the announcement.
Tom said, “I am really looking forward to this event. It was really a pleasure getting together and I am so grateful for all the support I have received from all these amazing artists.”
Sexy: Then he revealed that his bandmates from The Wanted arrived when he got a diagnosis: ‘Max [George] It was like, “Anything I can do to help?”
Show paused: The band, the hugely successful Glad You Came, are set to perform together for the first time in seven years at an upcoming concert for Stand Up To Cancer in honor of Tom
Antiquity: The Wanted released three studio albums between 2010 and 2013. Their last LP, Word of Mouth, was released eight years ago and was a top 10 albums in the UK (pictured in 2012)
‘Now the news is that my bands will be playing too, it’s really going to be a special night for so many reasons.
“A lot of people from all over the world have requested a live stream so they can support the event and the good causes and I’m glad the team was able to put this together.”
Former One Direction member Liam Payne added, “When I heard what Tom was going through, I wanted to connect with him. He shows a lot of strength and courage and I wanted to help and support in any way I could.”
“My thoughts have been with him a lot and that means the world can support him and his fundraising efforts by performing on the show I can’t wait.”
Tom’s meditation on “Breakfast” shows his new outlook on life, telling viewers to focus solely on everyday life. None of us know what tomorrow holds and I think that’s the only thing I took from this situation – live today as if it were the last.
He also recently announced a Channel 4 documentary of the same title as part of this year’s Stand Up 2 Cancer from Cancer Research UK.
Tom, his wife Kelsey, their two-year-old daughter Aurelia and nine-month-old son Buddy invited the cameras into their lives as they looked to make every future moment count.
It will follow the process of organizing presentation, managing its diagnosis and exploring possible treatments. The family will also meet with fellow brain cancer patients.
Family: Tom and his wife Kelsey, their two-year-old daughter Aurelia and nine-month-old son Buddy invite the cameras into their lives
What is glioblastoma?
Glioblastoma is an aggressive type of cancer that can occur in the brain or spinal cord.
It is made up of cells called astrocytes that support neurons.
Glioblastoma can occur at any age, but it tends to occur more often in older adults.
It can cause exacerbation of headache, nausea, vomiting and seizures.
Glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme, can be very difficult to treat, and a cure is often not possible.
Treatments may slow the progression of cancer and reduce signs and symptoms.
Source: Mayo Clinic