The Wanted's Tom Parker hits back at troll who said he 'won't beat brain tumour'

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Tom Parker of The Wanted on day 2 of the Fusion Festival on September 1, 2013 in Cofton Park Birmingham, England.
Tom Parker was diagnosed with stage four glioblastoma in September 2020. (PA)

The Wanted star Tom Parker has hit back at a vile troll who told him he "wouldn’t beat his brain tumour".

The 32-year-old was diagnosed with stage four glioblastoma in September 2020, and has been updating fans on his treatment and progress ever since.

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Despite the diagnosis, Parker has been making miraculous strides in his recovery, and has vowed to "beat" the cancer.

Posting a photo of his tablets, he wrote on Instagram he was in cycle three of "beating cancer’s a**".

Tom Parker shared the positive news to his Instagram. (Instagram/Tom Parker).
Tom Parker is the father of two young children. (Instagram/Tom Parker).

A troll then privately messaged him to say the tumour would kill him.

They wrote: “Nobody has ever beat what you have. You can fight like hell, but it will get you.”

A horrified Parker shared a screengrab of the message online, and fought back.

“What the f*** is wrong with some people…Idiot Bruv!!” Parker wrote.

“Yeah well watch me beat it d*** stain!!!”

The Wanted star received messages from an online troll regarding his brain cancer diagnosis.
The Wanted star received messages from an online troll regarding his brain cancer diagnosis. (Instagram)

The star later added: “What’s more sad about that post that someone put, like I’m not even bothered about what they’ve actually said.

“The fact that they’ve gone out of their way to say that is just ridiculous. It doesn’t make sense. Why would you do that?”

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Parker is being supported by his wife Kelsey, with whom he has two children – daughter Aurelia, two, and baby son, Bodhi.

Thankfully, he has been responding well to his treatment, with a significant reduction in the size of the tumour, which is unfortunately inoperable.

The family are now looking forward to the future, with Kelsey revealing plans to have more kids once Parker’s treatment is finished.

Watch: Tom Parker celebrates 'significant reduction' in brain tumour

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