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Ed Sheeran paid medical bills for Tom Parker of The Wanted


Ed Sheeran selflessly helped fund Tom Parker’s private medical treatment during his grueling battle with brain cancer.

The Wanted singer died aged 33 in March after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor known as glioblastoma in October 2020.

At the height of his battle with cancer, Parker’s closest friends rallied around him to ensure he received the best possible care around the clock.

And among them was British singing sensation Sheeran, according to Parker’s forthcoming memoir, titled “Hope: My Inspirational Life.”

Parker called the ‘Shape of You’ hitmaker a “special man” and said his kind gesture “meant the world” to him and his wife, Kelsey Parker.

“I’ve never said this publicly before (and he’ll probably be angry that I do now) but Ed is a very special man – he even helped me with my medical bills when I was looking for other treatment options. and that I had private immunotherapy,” reads an excerpt from the book, obtained by The Sun.

Ed Sheeran paid medical bills for Tom Parker of The Wanted
Wanted singer Tom Parker has died of brain cancer aged 33.
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“He didn’t need to do any of this, but my wife Kelsey and I are so grateful to him for his support, it meant the world.”

The couple struck up a friendship when Sheeran joined The Wanted on tour over a decade ago.

Parker – who shared 2-year-old daughter Aurelia and 1-year-old son Bodhi with Kelsey – underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments and announced in November 2021 that her tumor was “under control”, but unfortunately, the cancer soon returned.

Ed Sheeran paid medical bills for Tom Parker of The Wanted
Tom Parker called Ed Sheeran a “special man”.
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The singer joined The Wanted in 2009, and the band went on to release hits such as ‘Glad You Came’, ‘All Time Low’ and ‘I Found You’.

The band went on hiatus in 2014 but reunited in 2021 for a greatest hits album and fundraising gig in London in support of Parker.

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