Ed Sheeran helped Tom Parker with medical bills during brain cancer treatment

Ed Sheeran helped pay for some of the medical treatment the late Wanted star Tom Parker received while battling brain cancer.

Parker told fans in October 2020 that he had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and that after 18 months of battling the disease, he passed away this past March.

“With the heaviest hearts, we can confirm that Tom passed away peacefully earlier today with all his family beside him,” the singer’s wife, Kelsey, wrote in a post on Facebook. her Instagram page.

In his posthumous autobiography, Expectslated to be released on May 26, Parker revealed that Sheeran helped pay some of his medical bills while undergoing cancer treatment.

“From the moment I was diagnosed, Ed Sheeran contacted me with the offer to do whatever he could to help,” Parker writes in a quote from the book published by Sun today (May 14).

Parker went on to call Sheeran “a very special man” and added that the ‘Shape Of You’ hitmaker would “could be angry” as he revealed how he was “helping” with the bills. his medical care when Parker was looking for other treatment options besides private immunotherapy.

“He didn’t have to do any of that, but my wife and Kelsey are very grateful to him for his support. It means the world,” Parker writes in his forthcoming book.

At the time of Parker’s death, Sheeran paid tribute on Instagram, writing: “So sad to hear of Tom’s passing. Thoughts and love are with Kelsey, his children and family. What a sad day, what a lovely guy x”

Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran was among more than 35 musicians backing this month’s Teen Cancer Trust auction.

The artists donated items for the charity’s Star Boot Sale fundraiser, which began April 29 and ended May 12. Sheeran donated some rare guitar picks to charity organization.

Some of the other merchandise purchased included flights to New York and VIP experiences at The Who’s Madison Square Garden gig, an Ibiza Rocks drummer signed by Jake Bugg, and an autographed Depeche Mode guitar. signed, coaches signed by Noel Gallagher, Stereophonics’ signed drumsticks and a signed AC/DC poster.

Take That, Paul Weller, Jools Holland and The Vaccines also participated in the auction.

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