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Tom Parker reveals Ed Sheeran helped pay for his most cancers therapy in autobiography after his dying: ‘His assist meant the world’

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Ed Sheeran reached out to assist Tom and Kelsey Parker pay for specialist therapies (Image: Getty)

Tom Parker has revealed that Ed Sheeran helped to pay for a few of his medical payments as he battled stage 4 glioblastoma, in his autobiography.

The Wanted star died at the end of March on the age of 33 after battling a terminal mind tumour and his closing memoir, Hope, is about to be launched later this month. 

In it, he reveals that long-time pal Ed, who toured with The Wished over 10 years in the past and who he maintained a ‘nice relationship’ with, reached out after his cancer prognosis in 2020 to supply his assist. 

In direction of the top of his battle, Tom had flown out to Spain to have various therapies which aren’t accessible within the UK within the hope of extending his life. 

In an extract from the guide, obtained by The Sun, Tom writes: ‘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 after I was looking for different therapy choices and having personal immunotherapy.

‘He didn’t must do any of that, however my spouse Kelsey and I are so grateful to him for his help, it meant the world.’

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Tom had undergone gruelling chemo and radiotherapy (Image: Tom Parker Instagram)

Tom added that his spouse Kelsey and his brother Lewis had persuaded him to not discover out the prognosis – often a life expectancy of 12 to 18 months – after being advised his results were the ‘worst case scenario’ of an aggressive, fast-growing form of the mind most cancers. 

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It was determined it will be higher for his psychological well being to not know, and thus be capable of stay with hope that he might conquer the illness. 

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Tom accomplished a closing tour with The Wished shortly earlier than his dying (Image: @tomparkerofficial)

Tom added that in some methods he was ‘grateful’ for having mind most cancers because it put the essential issues into focus in his life and made him recognize them extra. 

He defined: ‘There’s magnificence in it. It brings issues into perspective. It’s taught me quite a bit about life, to worth each second.

‘It’s introduced my household and pals nearer collectively, it’s launched me to inspirational folks from all around the world and, most significantly, it’s jogged my memory that it doesn’t matter what life throws at us, there may be all the time hope.’

Tom died on March 30 after completing a reunion tour with The Wanted and leaves behind spouse Kelsey, daughter Aurelia and son Bodhi. 

Hope by Tom Parker is because of be launched on Might 26. 

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