Bolton-born singer and The Wanted member, Tom Parker, has today announced that his brain tumour is shrinking following ongoing treatment.
The 32-year-old was overjoyed to announce that his latest MRI scan has shown a “significant reduction” of the tumour.
He took to Instagram to update his fans on the wonderful news with an emotional post.
Tom’s caption read: “SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION. These are the words I received today and I can’t stop saying them over and over again.
“I had an MRI scan on Tuesday and my results today were a significant reduction to the tumour and I am responding well to treatment. Everyday I’m keeping on the fight to shrink this b*****d!”
He also thanked the NHS for their work and everything they’re doing on the front line. Then he went on to thank his wife, Kelsey, for being there for him throughout.
“I can’t thank our wonderful NHS enough. You’re all having a tough time out there but we appreciate the work you are all doing on the front line.
“To my amazing wife who has literally been my rock.”
Back in October 2020, Tom revealed he had been diagnosed with a brain tumour, after a series of unexplained seizures. Since then, he has been undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy on the tumour in attempt to reduce its size.
The diagnosis came just weeks before the birth of his second child, Bodhi. The father-of-two also made a special mention to his “babies”, saying: “I fight for you every single second of the day”.
Fans and celebrities have also responded to the news in their masses.
One commented: “Amazing news, Tom! You’re a true fighter.”
Whilst another said: “The best news Tom!!! We are beyond proud of you.”
Fellow Wanted bandmate, Max George also rushed to congratulate his friend. He said: “You got this mate… no problem.”
Here at The Manc, we’re over the moon Tom’s treatment is doing its job! Our thoughts remain with him and his family.
A look at the plans to turn historic Ancoats mill with rich musical heritage into new apartment complex
Hodder + Partners have just revealed new CGIs and a more detailed look at the plans for their redevelopment of the longstanding Brunswick Mill in Ancoats which is set to become a brand-new apartment complex.
The proposals to turn the once creative space with decades of musical heritage into a new residential site were revealed back in 2021 and approved within just a few months, despite having been met with plenty of resistance given its history and cultural significance.
Nevertheless, Northern company Big Red Construction recently kicked off the £50+ million renovation on behalf of developer Arrowsmith Investments and the apartments are projected to be finished in 2026.
With that in mind, the architectural designers Hodder have just released a new look at what Brunswick Mill is set to look like once completed:
Set to transform the historic industrial mill-turned-creative space and music studios on the edge of New Islington into 153 new apartments, ranging from one, two and three-bedroom residences, the redevelopment will be spread across two phases.
In line with designs by Hodder + Partners, the initial phase involves converting the existing mill building and the construction of new four and seven-storey elements to accommodate the remaining 127 homes on the Bradford Road plot in Ancoats.
Big Red Construction, who are also working on the Peelers Yard building for CERT Property and Myprotein founder Oliver Cookson, are expected to complete phase one by the first quarter of 2026.
Here’s another look at what living space people are already buying up:
Along with Hodder + Partners as architects, the project team also consists of HW Consultancy who are covering structural aspects, Manchester firm Clancy for mechanical and electrical considerations, as well as AM Pyro as fire engineers.
With property company Orlando Reid serving as estate agents for the project, 42 out of the 153 apartments have already been sold off-plan, with managing director Baljit Arora describing it as “an exciting period for all parties involved and for the city of Manchester”.
This is just the latest chapter in the continued regeneration of the Ancoats and the New Islington areas, which remain two of the most heavily re-developed areas in the city centre and Greater Manchester as a whole. You can see other hot properties in and around the region HERE.