Tom Parker of The Wanted Has Been Diagnosed With Terminal Brain Cancer

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Tom Parker of the British boy band The Wanted announced Monday on Instagram he had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. “There’s no easy way to say this but I’ve sadly been diagnosed with a brain tumour and I’m already undergoing treatment,” the 32-year-old wrote in a joint statement with his wife, the actor Kelsey Hardwick. “We decided, after a lot of thought, that rather than hiding away and trying to keep it a secret, we would do one interview where we could lay out all the details and let everyone know the facts in our own way,” the couple added.

According to the interview in OK! Magazine, Parker first visited doctors six weeks ago after experiencing a series of unexplained seizures and was eventually diagnoses with stage four glioblastoma. Life expectancy after this terminal diagnosis typically ranges from three to 18 months.

“I take his phone away from him,” Hardwick told OK!, “because otherwise he will sit there and Google things and then end up in a hole. The more you Google, the worse possible stuff it throws at you, and that’s not good for anyone.” [The Guardian]


Ronnie Hawk, the 20-year-old Disney star best known for her role in the sitcom “Stuck in the Middle,” has been charged following an arrest for domestic violence in July. As some cops told TMZ, Hawk allegedly followed boyfriend Miles Fallon out of the house during an argument and chased him through a parking lot with a knife. Hawk is said to be facing charges of domestic battery, assault with a deadly weapon, and brandishing a knife. [TMZ]

Just give the dog a reasonable name, Jennifer:


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Molly Osberg is a Senior Reporter with G/O Media.

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I’m not familiar with Parker or The Wanted, but my dad died from a glioblastoma. They are in for some terrible times. I wish him and his wife strength and comfort.