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Reunion The Wanted's Tom Parker breaks down in tears at cancer charity gig

Tom organised the gig after he was diagnosed with an inoperable stage 4 glioblastoma (brain tumour) in October last year.

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Tom Parker of The Wanted (Joe Giddens/PA)

Tom Parker of The Wanted (Joe Giddens/PA)

Tom Parker of The Wanted (Joe Giddens/PA)

Tom Parker broke down in tears as he performed with his band The Wanted for the first time in seven years at his charity gig in London on Monday night.

The singer (33) reunited with his bandmates Nathan Sykes, Jay McGuinness, Max George and Siva Kaneswaren for his In My Head concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

Tom organised the gig after he was diagnosed with an inoperable stage 4 glioblastoma (brain tumour) in October last year. He revealed that all proceeds will be split between Stand Up To Cancer and The National Brain Appeal.

The charity concert was hosted by Capital FM radio star Roman Kemp and featured performances from musicians such as Ed Sheeran, Liam Payne, and Becky Hill.

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Nathan Sykes, Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness, Max George and Siva Kaneswaran of The Wanted (Yui Mok/PA)

Nathan Sykes, Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness, Max George and Siva Kaneswaran of The Wanted (Yui Mok/PA)

Nathan Sykes, Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness, Max George and Siva Kaneswaran of The Wanted (Yui Mok/PA)

During the show, Tom got emotional on stage and wiped away tears as he spoke to fans in the crowd before his bandmates pulled him into a hug.

The touching moment was captured by a fan, and Tom reposted a clip of the group hug to his Instagram with the caption: “My lads! What a moment. Love you all.”

He also shared a photo of the embrace from a different angle, writing: “Managed to get a bit of sleep. Still on a high from the concert.”

After the gig, the singer hopped on his Instagram Stories to thank everyone for their support.

He said: “Just got home. I’m absolutely overwhelmed. It’s 10 to 2 in the morning and I've [had a lot of] coffee but I’m going to go to bed now.

“I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone involved from the audience, all the fans, all the crew, just everyone involved. Everyone’s just been amazing so thank you so much.”

He also apologised to fans for not greeting them outside the venue due to Covid concerns.

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He said: "Wow, what a night, thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Sorry I couldn’t come out and see you all. Covid, Covid, but thank you all for the support. It means so much."

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