Tom Parker has revealed that his brain tumour has ‘significantly reduced’ and is responding well to treatment.
The Wanted star confirmed in October that he had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour at the age of 32 and was undergoing treatment.
The singer has been keeping fans updated on his progress on social media and today shared the good news that the treatment is going well.
Tom wrote: ‘SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION ??? These are the words I received today and I can’t stop saying them over and over again.
‘I had an MRI scan on Tuesday and my results today were a significant reduction to the tumour and I am responding well to treatment. Everyday I’m keeping on the fight to shrink this b*****d!
‘I can’t thank our wonderful NHS enough. You’re all having a tough time out there but we appreciate the work you are all doing on the front line.’
The 32-year-old then thanked his wife Kelsey, who gave birth to their second child in October, writing: ‘To my amazing wife @being_kelsey who has literally been my rock. My babies- I fight for you every second of every day.
‘Friends, family and everyone on this journey with me- you have got me through my darkest days????To everyone on here- your love, light and positivity have inspired me. Every message has not been unnoticed they have given me so much strength.
‘This journey is a rollercoaster that’s for sure. Today is a f***ing good day.’
Tom posted the news along with a picture of him, Kelsey, and their children Aurelia, one, and three-month-old Bodhi.
Fans and friends celebrated the news in the comments, with Jordan Banjo writing: ‘YES BRO’ and Becky Adlington commenting: ‘Yes Tom!!! What amazing words for you to hear! So pleased.’
Tom first went to the doctor in July 2020 after he collapsed and had a seizure, but was placed on a waiting list for an MRI.
Six weeks later, after suffering another seizure, he was rushed to hospital when his brain tumour – stage four glioblastoma – was detected.
Speaking to OK, Tom 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 Glad You Came singer has been undergoing chemotherapy and radiation to treat the aggressive tumour, and revealed that the treatment has affected his short-term memory.
While going through treatment, Tom has been working on new music, as well as spending time with his newborn son.
Credit: Original article published here.