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Inside My Head: Tom Parker Fans In Tears After Brain Tumour Documentary

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Inside My Head: Tom Parker Fans In Tears After Brain Tumour Documentary

Fans of Tom Parker have been left in tears after hearing about his battle with a stage four brain tumour in a new Channel 4 documentary.

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The Wanted singer Tom opened-up about being diagnosed with a glioblastoma, an aggressive tumour that can form in the brain, as well as his thoughts on death.

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He documented his treatments in the last few months for Inside My Head, which aired on Channel 4 on Sunday evening.

Tom suffered from short-term memory loss and spent three months confined to his bed.

“It’s so hard to think about the future,” he told the cameras, “I don’t want to know... I don’t think you know how you feel about death until you’re faced with it. Am I going to die? That’s the most important question.”

Tom’s mum Noreen is featured in the documentary and his wife Kelsey, with whom he shares a son and a daughter, spoke about some of the challenges they have faced. "I spent three months of last year just laying in that bed.

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“There was just so much to contend with. You're not just dealing with cancer, you're dealing with how other people can treat you. "There's so much running through my mind. I don't want people to treat me differently because I've got something."

Tom Parker spoke openly about his cancer diagnosis (Credit: Channel 4)
Tom Parker spoke openly about his cancer diagnosis (Credit: Channel 4)

Tom was diagnosed with stage four glioblastoma – an inoperable brain tumour – last year and he announced the news to his fans in October. He has since undergone radiotherapy treatment for his terminal diagnosis.

One viewer took to Twitter to praise Tom for his bravery: "I can’t imagine there’s a dry eye watching Tom Parker - Inside My Head but wow that family blow my mind, what a force."

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While a second viewer reflected on the documentary, writing: "Spent the first 20 minutes of the Tom Parker documentary in tears. What a brave man to film this whilst living with an inoperable brain tumour."

Other viewers highlighted how far Tom has come, one person shared: "Tom Parker’s documentary had my mum and I in tears but also in smiles from how far he’s come. Honestly so inspirational as well, letting us know to be grateful for everything we have."

Tom Parker's fans have praised the singer for opening up about his brain tumour (Credit: Channel 4)
Tom Parker's fans have praised the singer for opening up about his brain tumour (Credit: Channel 4)

And some viewers reflected on their own experiences with cancer while watching the emotional documentary. "The tom parker documentary has already got me in tears and I’m only 20 mins in," one person said. "What a strong man, the programme is hitting so close to home with my mum battling cancer four times #tomparker @TomParker you are incredible."

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The documentary also gave a behind the scenes look at The Wanted's reunion for a special, one-off Stand Up To Cancer concert featuring McFly, Liam Payne, Sigrid and Ed Sheeran.

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

Inside My Head is available to watch on All4 now.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: TV And Film, Health

Gregory Robinson
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