Wanted’s Tom Parker is left “unable to walk around the kitchen” amid his grueling treatment for an inoperable brain tumor.
The singing sensation opened up to her fellow bandmates in the upcoming Channel 4 documentary, Tom Parker: Inside My Head.
Tom, 32, was diagnosed with terminal cancer and was given just 18 months to live when it was revealed he had an inoperable brain tumor in 2020.
Since then the star has undergone six rounds of chemotherapy and 30 radiotherapy sessions – making her more likely to beat the disease.
But the gruesome treatment plan devastated his body as he admitted he was unable to “walk around the kitchen” in his new documentary.
Sitting down with his The Wanted band mates on Zoom, Tom shares his plans for the band to perform again after seven years off the stage.
The boys can be seen joking back and forth at first glance in a Channel 4 pilot about Tom’s “bald head” and his band days.
“I’m feeling fine, mate – my voice is always a little hoarse after treatment,” Tom can be heard telling his friends as they discuss his chemotherapy.
“When you’re told you have an incurable cancer, everything happens so quickly,” he adds. “Everyone has been really cute.
“A lot of people have reached out. It puts things in perspective. You know what I mean, like I might if they fought against it.”
The chat quickly turned into a charity gig. Tom planned to help Stand Up to Cancer, where the boys would fret over their dance moves.
“I tried dancing around the kitchen the other day, it just wasn’t happening,” joked bandmate Nathan Sykes, before Tom made his heartbreaking admission.
Revealing the damage done to his body by cancer treatment, he said, “I can’t even walk in the kitchen, let alone dance.”
Married dad-of-two Tom revealed in October last year that he had a disabling stage 4 glioblastoma — which doctors described as a “worst case scenario.”
They decided to make a documentary about their fight last year, and filmed as planned and performed a charity gig with The Wanted.
Bolton-born Tom will also be seen on the upcoming show exploring potential treatments and meeting fellow brain cancer patients.
The show is part of Channel 4’s Stand Up to Cancer Appeal, a joint national fundraising campaign with Cancer Research UK.
All proceeds from the star-studded Royal Albert Hall concert were split between Stand Up to Cancer and The National Brain Appeal.
At the concert in September, Tom was seen in tears after months of hard work to get back on stage.
In an exclusive chat backstage, Tom, who was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor last year, said: “Twelve months ago I couldn’t even get out of bed. It’s been a crazy journey.
“The disease affects people of all ages, from children to adults. The support has been amazing. “
Tom praised his wife Kelsey Hardwicke and bandmates Max George, Shiva Kaneswaran, Nathan Sykes and Jay McGuinness, saying: “It’s been a tough year.
“I want to say thank you guys, I love them so much, and my wife Kelsey – I love her so much. She has been an absolute rock.”
Tom Parker: Inside My Head airs Sundays at 9 pm on Channel 4