The Wanted's Tom Parker reveals private messages from David Beckham, Chris Martin and Rod Stewart after cancer diagnosis

THE Wanted star Tom Parker has revealed how the likes of David Beckham, Chris Martin and Rod Stewart have all been in touch after his cancer diagnosis.

The singer, 33, who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour last year, said the huge names all messaged him wishing him well in his battle against the condition.


The trio separately emailed Tom, sending their best wishes to him and wife Kelsey, 31, as he began treatment for the grade four glioblastoma.

Kelsey said: “Rod said, ‘Kelsey, you, and the kids are going to be OK. He’s so cute. He didn’t need to do that.”

“So many people reached out. It resonated with so many people because of how young he is. I think when we came out of that I think people were in shock like his DMs on Instagram they went mental.

“The calibre of people that have emailed and reached out to us it's been like, amazing, to show their support, and everyone's been saying, ‘You're going to be okay, you're going to be okay.

“Like, everyone's been really, really positive.”

Tom also opened up about his heartbreak after fellow popstar Sarah Harding lost her own battle with cancer last month.

Tom and Sarah knew each other having moved in similar circles in the music industry, while also competing on Channel 4’s The Jump together.

He said: “When the situation with Sarah came around, I was like, ‘Jeez’. To be honest, I just couldn’t believe it.

“I thought my situation, you know, was bad in itself and then just another person. I did The Jump with Sarah, it was just so sad. At least it’s got people talking about cancer.”

And earlier this year another high-profile battle with cancer ended in heartbreak as former footballer Ashley Cain’s eight-month-old daughter Azaylia passed away due to an aggressive form of leukemia.

Kelsey said: “That was just heartbreaking.”

She went on to say of Tom's battle with the deadly disease: “Not a lot of men talk about cancer.

“Tom knew that there was something wrong with him, he was really good because he kept taking himself back to hospital, saying, ‘There’s something wrong with me, someone needs to help me’.

“I actually thought he had anxiety and depression about having another baby, because, obviously, even having a baby is a big change.

“I thought it could have been that and then obviously, I was completely wrong.”

Tom recently revealed how he was left "unable to walk around the kitchen" amid his gruelling treatment for an inoperable brain tumour.

The singing sensation opened up to his fellow bandmates in upcoming Channel 4 documentary, Tom Parker: Inside My Head.

Tom, 33, was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given just 18 months to live when it was discovered he had an inoperable brain tumour in 2020.

The star has since undergone six rounds of chemotherapy and 30 radiotherapy sessions – giving him higher chances of beating the disease.

But the gruelling treatment plan has left his body ravaged as he admitted he was unable to "walk around the kitchen" in his new documentary.

Married dad-of-two Tom, revealed in October last year that he had an inoperable stage 4 glioblastoma — which doctors described as “the worst case scenario”.

He decided to make a documentary about his battle last year, and filmed as he planned and performed a charity gig with The Wanted.

Bolton-born Tom will also be seen exploring possible treatments and meeting fellow brain cancer patients in the upcoming show.



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