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The Wanted's Nathan Sykes Pays Heartbreaking Tribute To Tom Parker

The Wanted's Nathan Sykes Pays Heartbreaking Tribute To Tom Parker

The singer has posted a tribute to Tom Parker with clips of the band on stage during their most recent UK tour.

The Wanted singer Nathan Sykes has shared a touching tribute dedicated to his bandmate Tom Parker, 33, who sadly passed away this week after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.

The sad news was confirmed by Tom's wife Kelsey, 32 on Wednesday and tributes from fans poured in.

Nathan has now shared a compilation of clips from the band's live concerts from their UK tour which took place earlier this month.

Watch a excerpt from the tribute below:

The full clip also includes backstage moments with Tom and footage from their interviews, set to the band's 2011 single 'Gold Forever', which has now reached number one on the UK iTunes chart.

Nathan, 28, explained in the caption that the first video in the compilation was filmed during the band's last performance as a five-piece in Liverpool just two weeks ago.

Tom was able to join his bandmates on stage by performing from a chair. He was supported on the tour by his wife and their children, Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, one.

The singer admitted to not being sure about sharing the video with the world but decided to upload it to give fans a sense of comfort.

Tom, Kelsey and their children Aurelia and Bodhi. (

"I can’t begin to express how I feel right now," he wrote. "This video was taken during our last performance together in Liverpool just 2 weeks ago that will stay with me forever.

"I wasn’t sure if I was going to share this video but I thought that some of you may take comfort in seeing so much joy in one place with a few additions that have definitely made me feel all kinds of emotions today."

Nathan called Tom his "brother" and shared that he is the reason why the band decided to return to the stage after a seven-year hiatus. The band confirmed their reunion in September last year with a greatest hits album and a one-off concert at the Royal Albert Hall to coincide with Tom's documentary Inside My Head, which delved into his cancer battle.

The remaining band members have paid tribute to Tom. (

Nathan continued: "Tom was the most passionate, funny, driven and inspiring person you could wish to meet and I’m so grateful that I was given the honour of being a part of his journey, and even more grateful I can call him my friend as well as one of four brothers.

"He was the reason that the band came back together and the last 6 months have been the greatest pleasure of my life.

"Our lives will never be the same … Thank you Tom for bringing your light to the world. I hope we meet again one day, rest well, brother."

Tom was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour in October 2020 after suffering a series of "unexplained" seizures during the summer months the same year.

For help and support, visit the Stand Up To Cancer website here.

Featured Image Credit: nathansykes/Instagram

Topics: Celebrity, Music