The Wanted’s Tom Parker endured ’30 rounds’ of radiotherapy as he reflects on touching documentary

Tom Parker has revealed he endured ’30 rounds’ of radiotherapy in his battle against a brain tumour.

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 where I really didn’t want to watch it’. 

His appearance on the radio show among his bandmates comes as the singer – who was diagnosed with brain cancer last year – spoke frankly about his battle with cancer in a one-off show that aired on Sunday night. 

Emotional: Tom Parker has revealed he endured ’30 rounds’ of radiotherapy in his battle against a brain tumour

Radio presenter Jamie Theakston asked if Tom was proud of the documentary, despite it’s ‘difficult to watch’ moments. 

‘I was yeah. It was a tough watch, there was a time where really didn’t want to watch it but I was like, “you know what, I’m proud of where we got to and where we’ve come from, so I’m going to watch it.” It was a tough watch,’ Tom told listeners.

Jamie then asked: ‘Was it 30 rounds of chemo that you’ve been through?’

Candid interview: The Wanted star spoke on Heart Breakfast on Wednesday about his emotional Channel 4 documentary, Inside My Head. Pictured with his bandmates at the station

Candid interview: The Wanted star spoke on Heart Breakfast on Wednesday about his emotional Channel 4 documentary, Inside My Head. Pictured with his bandmates at the station

Tom candidly responded: ’30 rounds of radio [therapy], I want to say’.  

Despite his ordeal, the star thankfully revealed his now ‘in recovery’.  

‘It’s tough yeah, really tough. Do you know what it is? It’s the lying there, it’s lying under the radio machine and stuff [that’s] just quite energy consuming. 

Hard pill to swallow: Jamie Theakston asked if Tom was proud of the documentary, despite it's 'difficult to watch' moments, to which he responded: 'It was a tough watch'

Hard pill to swallow: Jamie Theakston asked if Tom was proud of the documentary, despite it’s ‘difficult to watch’ moments, to which he responded: ‘It was a tough watch’

‘It’s quite mentally draining as well but once they were done, it was kind of, it was more of a recovery process. So yeah, we’re in recovery.’

Tom also dotingly spoke about his wife, Kelsey Hardwick, whom he shares daughter Aurelia, two and son Bodhi, 11 months, with.

‘Kelsey has taken on the world bless her. Obviously with the first one, I had a lot more active involvement in bringing her up.

'Taken on the world': Tom also dotingly spoke about his wife, Kelsey Hardwick, whom he shares daughter Aurelia, two and son Bodhi, 11 months, with

‘Taken on the world’: Tom also dotingly spoke about his wife, Kelsey Hardwick, whom he shares daughter Aurelia, two and son Bodhi, 11 months, with

‘But obviously when Bodhi was born, I wasn’t capable of being more actively involved so it was more of a distant role of me pointing “don’t do that” and she’d be like “I’ll do what a want!” Oh okay.’

His bandmate Jay McGuiness then playfully joked: ‘You’ve taken it back to the 60’s where dads are just a quiet strict man! Not very huggy, but “stop doing that”’. 

Tom revealed he is aiming to become cancer-free in five months’ time, following six rounds of chemotherapy and 30 radiotherapy sessions.

'Distant' parenting: 'When Bodhi was born, I wasn’t capable of being more actively involved so it was more of a distant role', Tom bravely revealed

‘Distant’ parenting: ‘When Bodhi was born, I wasn’t capable of being more actively involved so it was more of a distant role’, Tom bravely revealed

Last October, The Wanted band member revealed he had been diagnosed with stage four glioblastoma, which is considered the most aggressive tumour that can form in the brain.

He was warned that he may only live another 18 months, but with his wife Kelsey pregnant with their son Bodhi, he fought on – and has seen ‘significant reduction’ in the size of his brain tumour.

The singer explained that he will always be classed as terminal but is aiming to be cancer free by March, in a recent interview with The Sun. 

 ‘They give you 12 to 18 months of survival. But that’s the general statistics. Everyone we’ve ­spoken to has been way, way beyond that,’ he said, adding that the disease will always be there but with residual cells as opposed to the active kind.

Hopeful: He was warned that he may only live another 18 months, but with his wife pregnant with son Bodhi, he fought on - and has seen 'significant reduction' in the size of his tumour

Hopeful: He was warned that he may only live another 18 months, but with his wife pregnant with son Bodhi, he fought on – and has seen ‘significant reduction’ in the size of his tumour

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