Ed Sheeran helped Tom Parker pay for most cancers therapy previous to his loss of life, the late Wished singer’s autobiography has revealed.
Tom died in March the age of 33 after being identified with an inoperable mind tumour in 2020.
In an extract of his forthcoming autobiography revealed in The Solar, Tom advised of how Ed had provided to do “something he might” to assist him after his analysis, calling him a “very particular man”.
Writing previous to his loss of life, Tom mentioned: “Just about from the second I used to be identified, Ed Sheeran reached out to me with a suggestion to do something he might to assist.
“Ed and I’ve identified one another since he joined The Wished on our tour bus throughout a promotion journey in America greater than ten years in the past.
“We’ve at all times run into one another through the years and had an awesome relationship.”
He continued: “I’ve by no means publicly mentioned this earlier than (and he’ll in all probability be mad that I’m doing it now) however Ed is a really particular man — he even helped out with my medical payments after I was in search of different therapy choices and having non-public immunotherapy.
“He didn’t must do any of that, however my spouse Kelsey and I are so grateful to him for his assist. It meant the world.”
Along with Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness and Nathan Sykes, Tom had quite a few prime 10 singles within the early 2010s as The Wished, together with Chasing The Solar, Walks Like Rihanna, Lightning and the quantity ones All Time Low and Glad You Got here.
Following Tom’s loss of life, which was introduced on Instagram by his spouse Kelsey, the band put out a press release saying they have been “devastated by the tragic and untimely loss” of their “brother”.
The group reunited for a particular collection of gigs earlier this 12 months, with Tom describing being again on stage as being “in his pleased place”.
In a later tribute, bandmate Max mentioned: “I’m heartbroken past phrases proper now and I can not even start to think about what the long run holds with out you, however no matter I do going ahead, even on my darkest days, I can at all times smile and say, ‘I shared the stage with Tom Parker’.”