Tom Parker has revealed that he will miss the start of The Wanted’s reunion tour to undergo treatment for brain cancer.

As reported by The Independent the singer is having private treatment for his condition in Spain, and said that due to “logistical changes” he won’t be able to make the beginning of the tour on March 3.

The 33-year-old posted an update on his Instagram account: "So, as most of you know, I’ve been out in Spain on a treatment programme for the past couple of weeks. It was only meant to last 20 days but due to a couple of logistical changes with tests and results it won’t be complete until the end of the week now which has delayed our journey home.

"I’m obviously gutted that I’ll be missing the first few shows but as I’m sure you will understand, I have to complete my treatment cycle. I’ve been zooming into rehearsals all week and I know that the show will be incredible and that my boys will hold the fort until I’m back. Can’t wait to see you all very soon, hope you all enjoy the show."

Parker was initially diagnosed with a brain tumour in October 2020 and doctors gave him a prognosis of 12-18 months to live, but he was given “a lifetime” by undergoing experimental treatments in Spain that are not available on the NHS.

His cancer is now deemed to be “stable” following a “significant reduction” in its size.

The Wanted's tour begins in Glasgow tonight, and they have visited other cities like Liverpool, Birmingham and Nottingham on the way.