Tom Parker has revealed that he endured ’30 rounds’ of radiotherapy in his battle against a brain tumor.
The Wanted star, 33, spoke on Heart Breakfast on Wednesday about his emotional Channel 4 documentary, Inside My Head, where he said: ‘There was a time when I really didn’t want to see it’.
His appearance on the radio show among his bandmates comes as the singer – who was diagnosed with brain cancer last year – opened up about his battle with cancer on a one-time show that aired Sunday nights.
Emotional: Tom Parker reveals he endured ’30 rounds’ of radiotherapy in his battle against brain tumor
Radio presenter Jamie Thekston asked if Tom was proud of the documentary, despite it being a ‘difficult to watch’ moment.
‘Yes I was. It was a tough watch, there was a time when I didn’t really want to see it, but I was like, “You know, I’m proud of where we got to and where we’ve come from, so I’m going to watch it.” are going.” It was a tough time,’ Tom told the audience.
Then Jamie asked: ‘Have you gone through 30 rounds of chemo?’
Candid Interview: The Wanted star spoke on Heart Breakfast Wednesday about her emotional Channel 4 documentary, Inside My Head. picture with his bandmates at the station
Tom frankly replied: ’30 Round Radio’ [therapy], I want to say’.
Despite his ordeal, the star thankfully revealed his now ‘in recovery’.
‘It’s hard yes, really hard. do you know what it is? It’s lying there, it’s lying under the radio machine and stuff [that’s] Just a lot of energy consumption.
Tough pill to swallow: Jamie Thekston asked if Tom was proud of the documentary despite it being a ‘hard to watch’ moment, to which he replied: ‘It was a tough watch’
‘It’s also quite exhausting mentally, but once they were done, it was kind of like, it was a recovery process. So yes, we are doing fine.’
Tom also talked about his wife, Kelsey Hardwicke, with whom he shares daughter Aurelia, two, and son Bodhi, 11 months.
‘Kelsey has blessed the world. Obviously with the first one, I had a much more active involvement in raising him.
‘Taken on the World’: Tom also opens up about his wife, Kelsey Hardwicke, who he shares with daughter Aurelia, two, and son Bodhi, 11 months
‘But obviously when Bodhi was born, I wasn’t able to be more actively involved, so it was a distant role of mine that indicated “don’t do that” and she would be like “I’ll do that.” What I want” ! Oh well.’
Her bandmate Jay McGuinness then jokingly joked: ‘You take it back to the ’60s where dad is just a cool tough guy! Not a huge hug, but “stop doing this”.
Tom revealed that after six rounds of chemotherapy and 30 radiotherapy sessions, he is aiming to be cancer free in five months’ time.
‘Remote’ parenting: ‘When Bodhi was born, I wasn’t able to be more actively involved so it was a distant role’, Tom bravely reveals
Last October, The Wanted band member revealed that he had been diagnosed with stage four glioblastoma, which is considered the most aggressive tumor that can form in the brain.
He was warned he could only live another 18 months, but with his wife Kelsey being pregnant with their son Bodhi, he struggled – and saw a ‘significant reduction’ in the size of his brain tumor.
The singer explained that he will always be classified as terminal, but aims to be cancer-free by March, in a recent interview. Sun.
‘They give you 12 to 18 months of survival. But these are general figures. It’s far ahead of anyone we’ve talked to,’ he said, adding that the disease will always be there but with residual cells as opposed to the active type.
Hopeful: He was warned that he might only live another 18 months, but with a wife pregnant with son Bodhi, he fought – and saw a ‘significant reduction’ in the size of his tumor.