'There Are Days I Go To The Bathroom And Cry': Tom Parker’s Wife Kelsey Shares How She Is Coping With Her Husband's Terminal Brain Tumor Diagnosis
The Wanted singer Tom Parker’s wife, Kelsey Parker, gave an emotional update on her husband’s condition after he was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor last year, revealing that "there are days I go to the bathroom and cry."
"One Step at a time," Kelsey captioned a picture of Tom and their children Aurelia and Bodhi, via Instagram. "When we were given @tomparkerofficial diagnosis, a day I will never forget. The doctor said, listen one step at a time. At the time I thought what on earth does he even mean, my husband has just been told he has stage 4 cancer?!"
"However I now know exactly what he meant and those words ring so true to me. Every day is a new day. Some bad, some totally horrendous and some days are good days. People say to me 'I don’t know how you do it?' I’ll be honest with you. I don’t know either.
"I do know that these three human beings who am so lucky to call mine, they are my reasons for everything. They get me through the horrendous days, the bad days and we bloody enjoy the good days. My heart beams with pride when I look at how far my husband has come — he really is my inspiration. One step at a time, it’s ok to take each day as it comes."
Fans rushed to the comments to support the family during this difficult time.
"Such a beautiful picture. You're all an inspiration to so many," one wrote. "I think you’re all bloody amazing and doing those babies so proud," another user told Kelsey.
"You are all doing so so well and what an inspiration you both are to so many. Thank you darling for being so open and honest," a third fan wrote.
Tom also shared the same picture on his own account. "You will never know how much you both mean to daddy," he wrote in a message to his children.
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Kelsey’s post comes after Tom shared that he received his first COVID-19 vaccine. Hours earlier, Tom posted a Boomerang of himself giving a thumbs up on his Instagram Story and wrote, "Off to get my first Covid jab. Get vaccinated."
He then updated fans with a photo of himself wearing a mask, writing, "#JustGetItDoneSoWeCanAllMoveOn." The musical artist also showed off his COVID-19 vaccine card.
Due to Tom’s condition, he was first in line to receive the coronavirus vaccine.
Earlier this month, Tom shared the good news that there was a significant reduction in his tumor.
"I am responding well to treatment. Everyday I’m keeping on the fight to shrink this b*****d," he wrote.
"I can’t thank our wonderful NHS enough. You’re all having a tough time out there but we appreciate the work you are all doing on the front line," he added. "This journey is a rollercoaster that’s for sure. Today is a f*****g good day."