Tom Parker’s wife Kelsey has posted a cute video of their children sitting in his wheelchair.
The 33-year-old singer’s wife took to her Instagram stories on Monday to share footage of their children Aurelia, two, and son Bodhi, one, ‘watching trolls and chilling’.
Kelsey also revealed in the video that they ‘crack her up’ and ‘love the new chair’.
Family: Tom Parker’s wife Kelsey has posted a cute video of their children sitting in his wheelchair
In the video, Aurelia can be heard saying ‘Really cosy Bo. He loves this place. My favourite’ before grabbing hold of her younger brother.
Tom was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma and went public with his diagnosis in October 2020, and revealed last year the glioblastoma was stable after an MRI scan.
He started using the chair after he became too weak to stand due to his brain tumour.
Adorable: The 33-year-old singer’s wife took to her Instagram stories on Monday to share footage of their children Aurelia, two, and son Bodhi, one, ‘watching trolls and chilling’
‘Watching trolls and chilling’: In the video, Aurelia can be heard saying ‘Really cosy Bo. He loves this place. My favourite’ before grabbing hold of her younger brother
It comes after Tom was praised as a ‘hero’ by his The Wanted bandmate Max George following their penultimate tour performance in Liverpool.
The longtime pals appeared in good spirits as they relaxed backstage at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool where Tom’s wife brought Aurelia and Bodhi to watch him perform.
Alongside the black and white photo of him and Tom, Max wrote: ‘It’s been an epic few weeks… One last show my boy…
Pals: Tom as praised as a ‘hero’ by his The Wanted bandmate Max George following their penultimate tour performance in Liverpool
‘You are a true hero mate. Can’t wait for the next tour with you…Liverpool… Can you hear us???!’
Kelsey appeared in good spirits as she cradled Aurelia in her arms during the concert and was seen getting her to wave at the stage.
Previously, Tom was pictured sitting in a wheelchair in a picture shared by Max on Instagram on Friday.
Family: Kelsey brought Aurelia and Bodhi to watch him perform
In the photo, Tom looked relaxed as he flicked a peace sign while wearing a black leather jacket and beige beanie hat, with Max, also 33, captioning the post: ‘I mean… come on,’ along with a smiling face with heart-eyes emoji.
The boyband member was treated at a private facility overseas, ahead of going on tour with bandmates Max, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness and Nathan Sykes last month.
And he had an emotional reunion with bandmate Max after he was forced to pull out of the beginning of their tour.
Show: Kelsey’s pals also shared a clip of the show and captioned it: ‘What a night’
Tom returned to Britain over the weekend after receiving three weeks of treatment at the specialist clinic in Spain to get him fit for the Wanted Reunion UK tour.
Having already surprised fans when he returned to the stage in Bournemouth on Monday, following him missing shows in Glasgow and Newcastle, Tom once again joined his band mates on stage in Cardiff, singing whilst sat on a gold throne.
Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, Max shared a series of snaps, beaming at his friends return from Spain.
Smiling for the camera Max embraced his pal, as they both gave the thumbs up, a Welsh flag behind them.
In another shot the whole band were on the Cardiff’s Motorpoint arena stage draped in Welsh flags.
Resting: Tom was pictured sitting in a wheelchair in a picture shared by his The Wanted bandmate Max on Instagram on Friday
Backstage: Max also shared several videos to his story including one of Tom enjoying a beer backstage as the singer asked if he was ‘drinking on the job’
Tom sat on a gold throne wearing dark glasses as his pal Max – in matching specs – kneeled with his arm around him.
Fellow bandmates Siva, Jay and Nathan were all smiles as they welcomed their friend back to the stage.
The pair could be seen again, this time in black and white photo, where an emotional Max kissed Tom on the forehead.
Tom captioned the snap: ‘Me me the man himself [sic] while Max replied: ‘My man’ with two heart emojis.
Good pals: Singer Tom started using the chair after he became too weak to stand due to his brain tumour (pictured with Max, 33)
Back to the stage: Having already surprised fans when he returned to the stage in Bournemouth on Monday. Tom continued the trend in Cardiff on Wednesday
The band has pledged one pound from every ticket sold on their tour to go to brain cancer charity.
Tom was receiving his treatment in a facility in the Costa del Sol, which charges £8,000 for two weeks or £11,600 for a three-week program – with wife Kelsey giving regular updates to Instagram.
The trip meant that Tom missed the first few shows on The Wanted tour due to a delay with his treatment.
WHAT IS A GLIOBLASTOMA AND JUST HOW DEADLY IS IT?
Glioblastoma is considered the most aggressive tumour that can form in the brain.
Patients have a 10 percent chance of surviving five years after their diagnosis, according to figures. The average lifespan is between 14 and 16 months.
Three adults per every 100,000 will be struck down with a glioblastoma, says The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).
It is most commonly found in men aged 50 to 60, and there is no link between developing glioblastoma and having a previous history with other cancers.
WHAT IS THE TUMOUR MADE OF?
The tumour is made up of a mass of cells growing quickly in the brain, and in most cases patients have no family history of the disease.
It won’t spread to other organs, however, once it is diagnosed, it is nearly impossible to target, surgeons claim.
Unlike other types of brain cancer which are more specifically located, glioblastoma can occur in any part of the brain.
WHAT TREATMENT IS AVAILABLE?
Because the tumour likely already spread deep into the brain by the time it is diagnosed, the cancerous tissue is incredibly difficult to remove.
Surgeon will only ever remove the tumour, or part of the tumour, if it won’t do any damage to the surrounding brain tissue.
Dr Babcar Cisse, a neurosurgeon at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, told Daily Mail Online in July 2017: ‘By the time a glioblastoma is diagnosed, microfibers can spread to the rest of the brain which an MRI would not spot.
‘So even if the main tumour is removed and the patient receives radiation and chemotherapy, it will come back.’
GRADING A GLIOBLASTOMA
Brain tumours are graded from between one to four, depending on how fast they grow and how aggressive they are.
Malignant tumours are either given a high-grade three or four, while benign ones are given a lower grade one or two.
Glioblastoma is often referred to as a grade four astrocytoma – another form of brain tumour, says the AANS.
Patients typically complain of symptoms such as confused vision, trouble with memory, dizziness and headaches.
The symptoms are somewhat nonspecific, and vary from person to person, and may not persist.
The disease is therefore impossible to diagnose based on symptoms alone.