Ed Sheeran helped Tom Parker pay for most cancers remedy previous to his loss of life, the late Wished singer’s autobiography has revealed.
Tom died in March the age of 33 after being identified with an inoperable mind tumour in 2020.
In an extract of his forthcoming autobiography published in The Sun, Tom informed of how Ed had provided to do “something he might” to assist him after his prognosis, calling him a “very particular man”.
Writing previous to his loss of life, Tom stated: “Just about from the second I used to be identified, Ed Sheeran reached out to me with a suggestion to do something he might to assist.
“Ed and I’ve recognized one another since he joined The Wished on our tour bus throughout a promotion journey in America greater than ten years in the past.
“We’ve at all times run into one another over time and had an important relationship.”
He continued: “I’ve by no means publicly stated this earlier than (and he’ll most likely be mad that I’m doing it now) however Ed is a really particular man — he even helped out with my medical payments once I was looking for different remedy choices and having non-public immunotherapy.
“He didn’t must do any of that, however my spouse Kelsey and I are so grateful to him for his assist. It meant the world.”
Along with Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness and Nathan Sykes, Tom had quite a few prime 10 singles within the early 2010s as The Wished, together with Chasing The Solar, Walks Like Rihanna, Lightning and the quantity ones All Time Low and Glad You Got here.
Following Tom’s loss of life, which was announced on Instagram by his wife Kelsey, the band put out an announcement saying they have been “devastated by the tragic and untimely loss” of their “brother”.
The group reunited for a particular sequence of gigs earlier this yr, with Tom describing being again on stage as being “in his joyful place”.
In a later tribute, bandmate Max stated: “I’m heartbroken past phrases proper now and I can not even start to think about what the longer term holds with out you, however no matter I do going ahead, even on my darkest days, I can at all times smile and say, ‘I shared the stage with Tom Parker’.”