Tom Parker’s memoir details how Ed Sheeran helped him pay his medical bills

Tom Parker, the Wanted star, was diagnosed with brain cancer and died in March. Parker had written about how Ed Sheeran (his friend and fellow singer) helped him in his hour.

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Ed Sheeran helped finance Tom Parker’s private medical treatment during his brave battle against brain cancer, according to the late Wanted star’s forthcoming memoir.

Tom passed away in March after being diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour in October 2020.

At 33, he left behind his wife Kelsey as well as two children, Aurelia (and Bodhi)

Hope: My inspiring life is the official release of his book. The chart-topping artist reveals how Ed, a hitmaker, reached out to Ed shortly after his stage-4 glioblastoma diagnosis. They hoped to find a way to help him and eventually paid for his medical bills.

Tom Parker (with Kasey) has shared how Ed Sheeran, the global superstar, paid for his treatment just before he died from his terrible cancer.



The Sun obtained a portion of the book and it read: “I’ve never publicly said this before (and he’ll probably be mad that I’m doing it now), but Ed is a very special man. He even helped out with my medical bills when I was seeking other treatment options and having private immunotherapy.

“He didn’t need to do any of that, but my wife Kelsey and I are so grateful to him for his support. It meant the world.

“Overnight, my entire world turned upside down and I was forced to re-evaluate the value of life itself. I was absolutely petrified – I couldn’t stop thinking about death.”

Ed first met Tom 10 years ago when he accompanied him and The Wanted in the US on a tour bus. After his death, Ed was among the first to publicly condole with Tom. He stated that he had said the following: “So sad to hear of Tom’s passing.

“Thoughts and love are with Kelsey, his children and family. Very sad day, what a lovely guy.”

Tom insisted that he would only be focusing his attention on the new book when he announced the news about his book just days before his passing. “living” “finding hope”Instead of “dying”. He wrote on Instagram : “It’s a book about finding hope in whatever situation you’re dealt, and living your best life no matter what.

Tom and Kelsey had two children together


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Kelsey and Tom are forever grateful to Ed Sheeran, their friend for financial support.


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“It will show you how having faith in hope and daring to dream means you can carry on, against all odds.’

Kelsey revealed on Loose Women that she is still trying to come to terms with Tom’s death, but has to “remain strong”for her children, and its trying to “get through each day”. She said: “I’m as strong as possible in a difficult situation and time.

“I get my strength from within. I have to think, what would he want me to do?”

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