Tom Parker’s brave response when asked if he wouldn’t see his kids grow up after being diagnosed with cancer

tom parker – who died this week aged 33 after a battle with brain cancer – gave a brave response when asked if he wouldn’t watch his children grow up.

The searched Singer heartbreakingly addressed his future following the diagnosis in a candid interview last year alongside his wife Kelsey, 32.

Tom shared his terminal illness with their two children, Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, one, and bravely said he would “fight” it to see them grow up.

Sad: Tom Parker – who passed away this week aged 33 after a battle with brain cancer – gave a brave response when asked if he wouldn’t watch his children grow up

In conversation with OK! magazineTom said, ‘No, because I’m going to be here, I’m going to fight it.’

Kelsey added: “We have to stay positive. The prognosis assumes significantly older people, since this mostly affects the over 50-year-olds.

“Tom is a young, otherwise fit and healthy guy and he has a much better chance of fighting it and benefiting from some of the new treatments that are out there.”

The couple also faced the unfathomable decision of whether to tell their children about their father’s illness.

Family: He opened up about sharing his terminal illness with their two children, Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, one, and bravely said he would

Family: He opened up about sharing his terminal illness with their two children, Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, one, and bravely said he would “fight” it to see them grow up

Tom continued: “I’m sure if there’s a right point we’ll talk to her about it. But she is still so young.«

Kelsey, who married the singer in 2018, added: “We spoke about it the other day and said we’ll tell the kids, especially while Tom is in treatment.

‘When we got back from our appointment at King’s College, where everything was confirmed to us, Aurelia was such a jerk.

“We didn’t come in crying, but she knew it — she just picks up moods.

“She knows something is happening and so I think you need to be as normal as possible. We’ll explain more when she’s old enough to understand that Daddy isn’t well.”

In an interview with OK!  magazine, Tom said, 'No, because I'm going to be here, I'm going to fight it.'

In an interview with OK! magazine, Tom said, ‘No, because I’m going to be here, I’m going to fight it.’

Tom died Wednesday surrounded by his family and bandmates while listening to the Oasis song Live Forever.

A close friend told The Sun: “You might have thought Tom would choose something from The Wanted, but Oasis’ Live Forever sums him up perfectly – he was a rock star and that’s how he wants to be remembered.”

In September 2021, 11 months after his diagnosis, Tom was singing on the Stand Up 2 Cancer show at the Royal Albert Hall and even embarking on a greatest hits tour with his bandmates when the tumor was confirmed ‘stable’ in November.

Heartbreaking: The posts come after the The Wanted star died aged 33 after a battle with brain cancer after being diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma in October 2020 and given just 12 months to live by doctors

Heartbreaking: The posts come after the The Wanted star died aged 33 after a battle with brain cancer after being diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma in October 2020 and given just 12 months to live by doctors

From the heart: In a lengthy caption, Kelsey said she couldn't imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence.

From the heart: In a lengthy caption, Kelsey said she couldn’t imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence.

But Tom’s condition rapidly deteriorated when the tour ended earlier this year.

“Tom loved touring – he was a total rock star and was determined to join the boys on stage. He enjoyed playing two songs every night and was fine but it really wore him out,” the source told The Sun.

“We all noticed how quickly Tom deteriorated during the tour, but he has no regrets – he really wanted to do it.”

Tragic: The singer's death comes just a week after he revealed he was in the process of writing a telltale memoir amid his battle with brain cancer

Tragic: The singer’s death comes just a week after he revealed he was in the process of writing a telltale memoir amid his battle with brain cancer

Kelsey said: “It is with a heavy heart that we confirm that Tom passed away peacefully earlier today with his entire family by his side.

“Our hearts are broken. Tom was the center of our world and we can no longer imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence.

“We are truly grateful for the outpouring of love and support and ask that we all unite to ensure Tom’s light continues to shine for his beautiful children.”

She went on to thank everyone who took care of Tom during his illness, adding that he fought the disease to the end.

Love: In the last picture posted to his Instagram account before his death, Parker shared this snap of himself on stage with his bandmates

Love: In the last picture posted to his Instagram account before his death, Parker shared this snap of himself on stage with his bandmates

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