The Wanteds Tom Parker to discuss terminal brain cancer in new documentary
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Tom Parker has revealed that he is filming a documentary about his battle with terminal brain cancer.
The Wanted star made the announcement in a post shared on his Instagram on Wednesday, explaining that he was passionate about raising awareness about the illness.
The 31 year old, who shares daughter Aurelia, two and seven-month-old son Bodhi with wife Kelsey, wrote: "For the past few months @being_kelsey and I have been working with the good people at Spungold TV on a documentary for @channel4 and Stand Up 2 Cancer.
"As well as looking at our story, I've also been meeting some amazing people who are suffering from the same disease and meeting doctors and activists who are trying every day to raise awareness and to fight for more funding for vital research into brain cancer."
Tom went on to explain that he will soon be staging a "fundraising concert, with some great artists, to raise money for @su2cuk and the National Brain Appeal."
Proceeds from the concert, set to be held at the Royal Albert Hall, will be given equally to Stand Up To Cancer and The National Brain Appeal.
The singer, who was told in September last year that he had inoperable stage 4 glioblastoma, added that filming for the documentary had been an "eye-opening" and "emotional" process.
"I'm really proud of what we are creating. It's time to raise awareness and increase the money available for research, and if I can help do that with this project then I'll be a very happy man!
"Thanks again for all your support for myself and Kelsey and the kids, you have no idea how much we appreciate it!" Tom concluded.
The show, which will be a part of Channel 4's Stand Up To Cancer appeal, is still being filmed and has yet to be given a title.
Tom's new venture was shown immense support by his friends, including his former bandmate, Siva Kaneswaran.
"Wow, So Proud of you Tom and family," Siva said alongside a red heart and praying hands emoji.
"Class act matey," Max George added while Ollie Locke said: "Bud, wildly proud of you! Have my love and anything I can give! Love you Xx."
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