Who is Tom Parker from The Wanted?


    TOM Parker rose to fame as a member of chart-topping boy band The Wanted.

    In 2020 he revealed that he had been diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour.

    Tom Parker is a singer and reality star

    Who is Tom Parker?

    Born August 4, 1988, Thomas Anthony Parker is an English singer best known for being a member of British-Irish boy band The Wanted.

    The Wanted released three studio albums with their eponymous debut album reaching number four on the UK Albums Chart with their two singles, All Time Low and Glad You Came both topping the UK Singles Chart.

    In 2014, the band announced that they would be taking a hiatus but were keen to work together in the future.

    Since then Tom has appeared on several reality shows including Celebrity MasterChef, The Jump and The Real Full Monty.

    Tom Parker shot to fame in the boyband The Wanted

    Tom Parker shot to fame in the boyband The Wanted

    Who is Tom Parker’s wife Kelsey Hardwick and do the couple have children?

    Kelsey is a dancer and actress who runs performing arts school, K2K Stars Performing Arts Academy.

    Tom got engaged to Kelsey Hardwick in 2016 and they married in July 2018 in a romantic ceremony in the grounds of Ridge Farm in Surrey surrounded by their family and closest friends.

    On June 30, 2019, they welcomed their first child together, daughter, Aurelia Rose.

    In May 2020 the couple announced they have another baby on the way.

    Tom Parker with his wife Kelsey and daughter Aurelia

    Tom Parker with his wife Kelsey and daughter Aurelia

    What has Tom Parker said about his brain tumour diagnosis?

    On October 12, 2020, Tom revealed he been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour (stage 4 glioblastoma).

    In an interview with OK! Magazine, the emotional star said: “I’m still in complete shock, it’s so much to take in.

    “I knew something wasn’t right, but I never expected it to be this. You never think this will happen to you.”

    The star suffered a seizure in July, 2020, and took himself to A&E where he was put on a waiting list for an MRI scan.

    Six weeks later he had another more serious seizure during a family trip to Norwich and was rushed to hospital.

    The average life expectancy for his illness ranges from between three months to 18 months from the time of diagnosis but Tom decided not to ask for a prognosis.