Tom Parker: Ed Sheeran ‘helped out with medical payments’ throughout Needed star’s therapy for deadly mind most cancers


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Ed Sheeran helped to pay for a few of Tom Parker’s therapy for an inoperable mind tumour, the late Needed star has revealed in his autobiography.

The 33-year-old singer instructed his followers that he was suffering from an aggressive from of cancer again in October 2020, and after battling the illness for 18 months, sadly died in March.

Parker and Sheeran grew to become associates after the Form of You singer joined the British-Irish boyband on their tour bus throughout a visit to America over 10 years in the past.

File photo dated 03/11/16 of Tom and Kelsey Parker at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Parker together with his spouse Kelsey – mom to the couple’s three youngsters – pictured in 2016

In an extract from the guide revealed in The Solar, Parker writes: “Just about from the second I used to be identified, Ed Sheeran reached out to me with a suggestion to do something he may to assist.

“I’ve by no means publicly mentioned this earlier than (and he’ll in all probability be mad that I am doing it now) however Ed is a really particular man – he even helped out with my medical payments after I was looking for different therapy choices and having personal immunotherapy.

“He did not must do any of that, however my wife Kelsey and I are so grateful to him for his help. It meant the world.”

Sheeran hasn’t publicly commented on the donations.

The daddy-of-three additionally revealed that when he was identified with the “worst-case situation” – a grade 4 mind tumour referred to as a glioblastoma – he did not ask docs how lengthy he had left to dwell as he “wanted to have the ability to dwell with hope”.

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Tom Parker chatting with Sky Information in 2021

He praised his spouse Kelsey for her help, describing how the pair first acquired collectively after assembly in a nightclub together with Pixie Lott.

Calling her his “guardian angel” and “rock”, he admits “I used to be fairly s***** to her throughout our first 12 months”, refusing to name her his girlfriend and solely later realising she was the one.

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Hope, which is being revealed posthumously, tells the story of Parker’s life in Needed, his function as a father and husband and his dedication and constructive outlook within the face of his inoperable mind tumour analysis.

Hope by Tom Parker is revealed on 26 Might 2022.

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