Tom Parker’s widow, Kelsey Parker, has revealed that she “feels his presence all the time”, one year on from the singer’s tragic death. The 33-year-old beloved singer from boyband The Wanted died on 30 March, 2022 from an inoperable brain tumour. Now, following the first anniversary of the singer’s tragic death, his wife and the mother of his two young children has revealed that spirituality has helped her cope with her enormous loss.
“I am so spiritual now. You can just feel it. It has got me through this year,” she said in a recent interview with The Daily Star. “I feel Tom’s presence all the time. This month he’s been with me a lot. I ask him for signs and he gives me them,” she revealed to the outlet. “He strokes my face when I’m asleep.” The Wanted band member was diagnosed with a terminal tumour in his brain in October 2020 after experiencing a number of “unexplained” seizures in the summer of that year. In an interview with OK! Magazine, Parker revealed that doctors found a grade 4 glioblastoma. Prior to his death, the singer also appeared in his own Channel 4 documentary, “Inside My Head”, where he spoke openly about his diagnosis, the treatment he underwent at the time, and his beliefs about death.
Kelsey is not the only celebrity to open up about grief of late. Ed Sheeran also mourned the loss of his best friend, Jamal Edwards, who passed away in February 2022, and released a touching music video in tribute to the music entrepreneur for the song “Eyes Closed” this month.
If you are experiencing grief, you can speak with someone in confidence at Cruse Bereavement Care through their national helpline on 0808 808 1677.