“The Wanted”’s Tom Parker hails bandmates for support amid cancer treatment

The Wanted’s Tom Parker has praised his bandmates for their support following his cancer diagnosis, describing them as his “brothers”.

The pop singer, 33, revealed in October 2020 that he had been diagnosed with a brain tumour which was “inoperable” and “terminal”, according to BelfastTelegraph.

However, earlier this month he revealed the results of a scan showed the tumour was now “stable” and “under control”.

Parker appeared on BBC Breakfast alongside his bandmates, who recently reformed with new music and a UK arena tour, and lavished praise on them.

Asked about his condition, he said: “I feel really well actually. Just happy to be present to be honest with you.

“I’m about 15 months down the way now since diagnosis, so just happy to be here to be quite honest with you.”

Parker said his bandmates had been a “distraction” from his ongoing treatment and added: “We are brothers at the end of the day.

“The boys have been an amazing support network for me.”

Parker expressed his excitement about going on tour next year but admitted he would have to manage his energy.

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