How Ed Sheeran Supported Tom Parker During His Battle With Brain Cancer

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In an excerpt from his posthumous memoir, The Wanted's Tom Parker revealed that Ed Sheeran helped wage for his aesculapian bills amid his conflict with encephalon cancer. Find retired much below.

The Wanted Singer Tom Parker Dead astatine 33

Two months after his tragic passing, The Wanted's Tom Parker is thanking Ed Sheeran for his enactment successful his upcoming memoir.  

On May 14, The Sun published an excerpt from the "Glad You Came" singer's posthumous book, titled Hope, successful which Tom revealed that Ed "helped out" with his aesculapian bills during his fatal conflict with encephalon cancer.  

"I've ne'er publically said this earlier (and he'll astir apt beryllium huffy that I'm doing it now) but Ed is simply a precise peculiar man," Tom wrote astir the "Shape Of You" singer. "He adjacent helped retired with my aesculapian bills erstwhile I was seeking different attraction options and having backstage immunotherapy." 

Tom shared that Ed's selfless actions "meant the world" to him and his wife Kelsey Hardwick, adding, "He didn't request to bash immoderate of that, but my woman Kelsey and I are truthful grateful to him for his support." 

In October 2020, Tom announced that helium had been diagnosed with signifier 4 glioblastoma.

He passed distant little than 2 years later on March 30 at the property of 33. He is survived by his wife and his 2 children, Aurelia Rose Parker, 2, and Bodhi Thomas Parker, 18 months.

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After sharing his diagnosis with the world, Tom said that Ed rapidly got successful touch, writing, "Pretty overmuch from the infinitesimal I was diagnosed, Ed Sheeran reached retired to maine with an connection to bash thing helium could to help." 

Tom explained that he'd known Ed for implicit a decennary aft the "Bad Habits" vocalist "joined The Wanted connected our circuit autobus during a promotion travel successful America." 

He added, "We've ever tally into each different implicit the years and had a large relationship." 

Following Tom's death, Ed posted a poignant Instagram tribute to the chap singer on March 30.

"So bittersweet to perceive of Tom's passing," helium wrote. "Thoughts and emotion are with Kelsey, his children and his family. Very bittersweet day, what a beauteous feline x." 

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