Tom Parker has hit back at a troll who told him that he would never beat his cancer and that it would get him despite his fight to combat it.
The Wanted singer, 32, was diagnosed with a stage 4 glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain tumour, in September 2020, and had posted on his Instagram on Tuesday saying he was on ‘Cycle 3 of beating cancer’s a**’.
He’d shared a picture of the Temozolomide Accord tablets he was taking to help his fight alongside the message, but a troll responded by cruelly saying it would ‘get’ him not matter how long his cancer battle was.
‘What the f*** is wrong with some people?’ Tom Parker hit back at a troll in an Instagram video on Tuesday, after they claimed he would never beat his terminal brain tumour
Responding to the picture of his medicine, the troll wrote: ‘Nobody has ever beat what you have. You can fight like hell, but it will get you.’
Tom shared the post with his followers, circling the insensitive message and saying: ‘What the f*** is wrong with some people…Idiot Bruv!!!’
He then went on to add: ‘Yeah well. Watch me beat it d**k stain!!!’
Battle: The Wanted singer, 32, is battling stage 4 glioblastoma, and had posted on his Instagram saying he was on ‘Cycle 3 of beating cancer’s a**’
Cruel: Responding to the picture of his medicine, the troll wrote: ‘You can fight like hell, but it will get you’ and Tom hit back, ‘Yeah well. Watch me beat it d**k stain!!!’
Following the distasteful message, Tom also shared a video saying: ‘Am more sad about that post that someone put.
‘Like I’m not even bothered about what they actually said. The fact that they’ve gone out of their way to say that is just ridiculous.
‘Ridiculous. It doesn’t make sense. Why would you do that?’
Thoughts: Following the distasteful message, Tom also shared a video saying: ‘The fact that they’ve gone out of their way to say that is just ridiculous’
Earlier this month, Tom and his wife Kelsey revealed they are planning on having more children as he bravely battles the terminal brain tumour.
The couple are already parents to Aurelia, 17 months, and Bodhi, seven months, with Kelsey revealing she believes they will have at least two more kids.
Speaking to OK! magazine, she said: ‘We are planning for more children – I’ve always wanted a big family and I think we’ll end up with four.
Future: Earlier this month, Tom and his wife Kelsey revealed they are planning on having more children as he bravely battles the terminal brain tumour
‘There’s only a 16-month age gap between our two children and it’s definitely been a lot, even without taking into account our circumstances, so I won’t be having children that close in age again – doing that once was enough.’
Kelsey also revealed she and Tom have decided how they will tell their children about their father’s brain tumour when they are old enough to understand.
She said: ‘I want them to know that life isn’t always rosy, but we get through it. I know we will say, “Dad has a brain tumour but he is fighting it”‘.
Family: The couple are already parents to Aurelia, 17 months, and Bodhi, seven months, with Kelsey revealing she believes they will have at least two more kids
Tom is currently still receiving chemotherapy and radiotherapy and has confirmed that he is ‘responding well’ to treatment and his tumour has shrunk ‘significantly’.
Kelsey said she cried tears of joy when she learned Tom’s tumour had shrunk and the couple are looking to the future with ‘nothing but positivity’.
The mother-of-two added that she has not researched any statistics around Tom’s disease, saying she prefers to ‘take each day as it comes’.
The former boy band star recently said he refuses to ‘feel sorry for himself’ amid his ongoing health battle.
Health: The Wanted singer was diagnosed with a stage 4 glioblastoma in September 2020, and is now looking ahead to the future after undergoing chemo and radiotherapy
Tom said that although he has times of ‘overwhelming sadness’, he doesn’t find strength in sadness and is determined to keep his ‘head held high’.
He wrote: ‘If you think I’m just sat at home feeling sorry for myself… I will not do that!
‘Don’t get me wrong I could easily do that. There’s times of overwhelming sadness but I don’t find strength in sadness.
‘It’s a terrible situation but I’m moving forward with my head held high.
‘Thank you all for the love an support I’ll give you an update later about how treatment is going’ (sic).
‘I don’t find strength in sadness’: Tom has said he refuses to ‘feel sorry for himself’
Kelsey recently revealed the couple’s children are too young to understand ‘how ill their dad actually is’.
Speaking during an appearance on Loose Women, she said: ‘I just think that they don’t really know that daddy is ill at the moment. When Tom goes off to treatment, he’s off or he’s going to work or wherever he’s going.
‘So to them, they don’t really know how ill their dad actually is. They’re doing so well, the kids. We’re all doing really well.’
Despite Tom’s shock diagnosis, Kelsey said he is doing ‘really well’.
Positive mindset: The singer recently took to his Instagram Story to give his fans an update on his state of mind saying he is determined to keep his ‘head held high’
She explained: ‘Tom’s doing really well. We had a meeting last Thursday and he’s just had another stable scan, so he’s doing so well.
‘We’ve only just started our second round [of chemotherapy], so we’ve had radio and chemo, we’ve had a bit of a break, because he had a bit of a dodgy liver, and now we’ve just started the second round of chemo.
‘The tumour has shrunk, we’ve had a significant reduction. We were all just in tears when we got that news in January.
‘We just couldn’t believe it, that he’d had radio and chemo and he’s had a significant reduction after that. We were just all so overwhelmed.’
Fight: The brave musician has confirmed that he is ‘responding well’ to treatment and his tumour has shrunk ‘significantly’