• Singer Tom Parker, 32, was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma
  • He passed "The X Factor" auditions at the age of 16 but got eliminated in the first round
  • He found success after becoming a member of British-Irish boy band The Wanted

Tom Parker, a former member of the British-Irish boy band The Wanted, has a net worth of $8 million. The singer recently revealed he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at 32 years old.

In an interview with OK! magazine, the 32-year-old said that he was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma, an aggressive type of cancer. Although he was told by doctors that it was “terminal,” he said that he is undergoing treatment for the tumor.

Parker began his music career with an audition for “The X Factor” at the age of 16. He passed the audition but did not make it past the first round.

But while the reality competition did not work out, the Bolton, Manchester, England native found success as a member of the boy band The Wanted alongside Max George, Nathan Sykes, Jay McGuiness and Siva Kaneswaran.

The group was formed in 2009 and released its first album in 2010. The Wanted's single “All Time Low” reached the top spot of the U.K. charts, per Celebrity Net Worth. They followed it up with “Glad You Came” in 2011, dominating music charts in the U.K., Ireland and even the U.S.

The boy band also had its own reality series on the E! network called “The Wanted Life.”

Unfortunately, things did not last and The Wanted disbanded in 2014. Some members pursued individual careers, while others preferred lives away from the spotlight.

After the disbandment, Parker joined the U.K. version of "Celebrity Masterchef," where he reached the semi-finals, in 2015. Later that year, he released a solo single titled "Undiscovered" and went on tour. Parker was cast in the U.K. tour of "Grease" as Danny Zuko in 2017.

Tom Parker of The Wanted
Tom Parker and Kelsey Hardwick attend The London Cabaret Club launch party on May 4, 2016 in London. David M. Benett/Getty Images for The London Cabaret Club

On the personal side, Parker has been married to dance teacher Kelsey Hardwick since 2018. They have one daughter and a baby on the way.

Meanwhile, Parker said he remains positive despite his diagnosis. “We don’t want your sadness, we just want love and positivity and together we will raise awareness of this terrible disease and look for all available treatment options,” he wrote in an Instagram post.

He also said in an Instagram post on Monday that he is “fighting this” and thanked everyone “fighting alongside” him and his family.

BBC reported that the 32-year-old singer suffered a seizure in July and another attack came six weeks later.

 Siva Kaneswaran, Max George, Tom Parker, Nathan Sykes and Jay McGuiness of The Wanted
(L-R) Singers Siva Kaneswaran, Max George, Tom Parker, Nathan Sykes and Jay McGuiness of The Wanted arrive at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino during the resort's Rehab pool party on April 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Getty Images/Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic