Tom Parker says it’s ‘not about dying it’s about living’ as he writes cancer battle book

The Wanted’s Tom Parker has written a book that’s about ‘living your best life no matter what’

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The Wanted’s Tom Parker teases new book in emotional video

The Wanted star Tom Parker has announced that he’s writing a tell-all book about his battle with brain cancer.

The singer, 33, announced that he had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer in 2020.

And now he’s revealed that he has written a book – but he says it “is not about dying: It’s a book about living”.

Sharing a sweet video on Instagram of an animated book flipping pages, fans were treated to snaps of Tom in his early pop star days and with his young family.

He said: “Hi, I’m Tom Parker, a lot of you know me as one fifth of The Wanted, but I am also a father, a husband, and a son, that’s battling brain cancer.

The Wanted’s Tom Parker says ‘it’s not about dying it’s about living’ as he releases book about his battle with brain cancer



“My book, coming this July, is not about dying: It’s a book about living. It’s a book about finding hope in whatever situation you’re dealt, and living your best life no matter what.

“It will show you how having faith in hope and daring to dream means you can carry on, against all odds. Pre order your copy now.”

Fans are thrilled about the book announcement and Tom’s celebrity friends rushed to share their joy.

Tom’s bandmate Jay McGuiness commented: “This is going to be EPIC. If you do book signing I’m available as security.”

Arlene Phillips wrote: “Tom this is so wonderful.”

Tom’s wife, Kelsey, joked: “Can’t wait to read the chapter about me.”

Tom with The Wanted bandmate and pal Max George



He recently traveled to Spain to receive revolutionary treatment at a specialist clinic ahead of going on tour with his band.

The Glad You Came singer has been a part of the entire UK tour alongside his four bandmates as he takes to the stage each night to sit on a throne on stage amid his brain tumor battle.

The much-loved singer has been a member of the Wanted since it was formed in 2009, alongside his bandmates Max, Siva Kaneswaran, 33, Jay McGuiness, 31, and Nathan Sykes, 28.

Tom – who shares two kids with wife Kelsey Hardwick, 32 – is understood to have initially been told he had a grade four glioblastoma, with a life expectancy of up to 18 months.

But his condition is said to have improved following chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Tom hopes that his recent treatment abroad will further improve his condition.

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