The Wanted star Tom Parker's wife Kelsey is staying positive despite his cancer diagnosis
Kelsey Parker, wife of The Wanted singer Tom Parker, told the Loose Women she's staying positive despite her husband’s devastating battle with an inoperable brain tumour.
Kelsey, who recently give birth to their second child, said that she considered positivity to be the only option at such a difficult time.
"For my kids, for Tom, for my family, I think it's a really bad horrendous situation but staying positive is the only way to get through this," she explained. "People are looking at me thinking 'how is she getting out of bed in the morning?' but I think it's the only way to get through this."
She told the panel that they'd decided not to get a prognosis for her husband. "Tom being Tom, he doesn’t need that and I just don't think it is good for anyone. For me as well, I just don't think you need to know."
Kelsey also opened up about their decision to go public with the news, telling Jane, Linda, Stacey and Paris that she believes it made life easier for them. "I just think a problem shared is a problem halved. Since going public, the amount of support and the amount of people that have reached out to us just says it all," she said.
She also praised Tom's The Wanted bandmates for reaching out and offering their support. "The boys have been absolutely amazing. We speak to them every week."
And when Stacey asked how she copes on the hardest days, Kelsey spoke of the incredible support she has received from her family, who live nearby.
"I have had days where I have had to say: 'Mum, come and pick Aurelia up, I can’t cope. I am sat on the sofa crying.' But for the sake of Tom and the kids, I have to get up," she said.
"I have to give them breakfast, I have to make sure Tom is taking the right medication, making sure he is getting to chemo and radio, that just gets me through the day."
Catch Kelsey's powerful chat with the Loose Women in the video above and watch the rest of the episode on the ITV Hub.
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