Tom Parker, member of Irish-British boy band the Wanted, took to Instagram on Wednesday, Nov. 3, to share some joyful news with fans.
“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,” he wrote in the caption of a photo he posted of himself, wife Kelsey Hardwick, and their two children, Aurelia and Bodhi.
Just over a year ago, Parker shared the news that he’d received a “terminal” diagnosis of stage 4 glioblastoma.
Speaking with Britain’s OK! Magazine, shortly after his diagnosis, he revealed he’d been having seizures, admitting the prognosis was the “worst-case scenario.”
“They pulled the curtain around my bed and said, ‘It’s a brain tumour.’ All I could think was, ‘F–king hell!’ I was in shock,” he recalled. “It’s stage 4 glioblastoma and they’ve said it’s terminal. It was a lot to deal with by myself. I still haven’t processed it.”
However, his condition has apparently improved significantly after undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy therapy treatment.
“😭😭😊😊Such a mix of emotions,” he wrote in his post.
“We couldn’t ask for any more really at this point; a year or so in to 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,” he concluded.