The Wanted's Tom Parker tearful as he says brain tumour is 'under control'

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Tom Parker is battling a brain tumour. (RTNKabik/MediaPunch)
Tom Parker is battling a brain tumour. (RTNKabik/MediaPunch)

Tom Parker has revealed that his brain tumour is “stable” and “under control”.

The Wanted singer, 33, said he had tears in his eyes as he updated fans about his cancer battle.

Parker was diagnosed with “inoperable” stage-four glioblastoma last year, while his wife Kelsey was pregnant with their second child.

Sharing a picture of the couple and their two children on Instagram, he wrote: “I’m sat here with tears in my eyes as I tell you.

"We’ve got my brain tumour under control. We had the results from my latest scan… and I’m delighted to say it is STABLE."

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"Such a mix of emotions," he went on.

"We couldn’t ask for any more really at this point; a year or so into this journey. 

"Honestly over the moon. 

"We can sleep a little easier tonight. 

"Thank you for all your love and support over the last 12+ months. Love from Me, Kelsey, Aurelia & Bo.”

Parker also posted a message on Twitter thanking his fans for all the support.

“It won’t be long until we announce NED (no evidence of disease),” he said.

“Trust me when I say, we are knocking this out the park in the next couple of months.”

The singer opened up about his illness to The Sun in October, revealing that he was determined to defy the odds.

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Max George, Nathan Sykes, Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness, and Siva Kaneswaran of the Wanted on stage during Capital FM's Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium, London.
Tom Parker on stage with The Wanted. (PA)

“They give you 12 to 18 months of survival,” he said. “But that’s the general statistics. Everyone we’ve spoken to has been way, way beyond that.

“Now, we’re aiming to be cancer free by March. That’s the aim. This disease is always there. You might have residual cells but just not active.”

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