The Wanted's Tom Parker reveals he is seeking inspiration from cancer survivor

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Terminally ill Tom Parker is getting motivation and support from Glioblastoma brain cancer survivor Dave Bolton. 

The Wanted singer, 32, who has stage four Glioblastoma, has revealed he is in regular touch with Dave who miraculously survived the disease. 

Dave was given three months to live before he managed to shrink his terminal brain tumour, after ditching carbohydrates and eating 2,200 calories of fat a day.

He’s a fighter: Tom Parker, 32, who has stage four Glioblastoma which is described as a terminal cancer, is in regular touch with Dave Bolton who miraculously survived the disease

The former police officer, from the Wirral, Merseyside, had a Glioblastoma Multiform 4 brain tumour (GBM4) – known as ‘The Terminator’ for its low survival rates but seven years ago, after his tumour shrunk, he was able to undergo lifesaving surgery.

Tom, whose tumour has also surprised doctors by shrinking after his second dose of chemotherapy, remains positive that he will beat the disease.

He admitted he’d found his latest round of chemo tiring but had a boost from seeing keynote speaker Dave. In a now-deleted social media post, former boyband star Tom wrote: ‘On the way up to London to get my obs done…

‘I had nothing to give this morning. The chemo fatigue was very real. He swoops on out of nowhere and gives me the encouragement. Thanks Buddy, Dave Bolton.’

Survivor: Dave had Glioblastoma Multiform 4 brain tumour known as 'The Terminator' for its low survival rates but seven years ago, after his tumour shrunk, he had a lifesaving operation

Survivor: Dave had Glioblastoma Multiform 4 brain tumour known as ‘The Terminator’ for its low survival rates but seven years ago, after his tumour shrunk, he had a lifesaving operation

Still standing strong: Dave was given three months to live and claims ditching carbohydrates and eating 2,200 calories of fat a day managed to shrink his terminal brain tumour

Still standing strong: Dave was given three months to live and claims ditching carbohydrates and eating 2,200 calories of fat a day managed to shrink his terminal brain tumour 

Sharing a picture of himself with his thumbs up on Instagram this week, Dave, who was given three months to live, shared his own experience, writing: ‘This picture was taken 7 years ago today!…

‘At this very moment I was undergoing a major life saving operation at the amazing Walton Centre for neurology and neurosurgery. The operation was to remove a tennis ball sized tumour from the right frontal hemisphere of my brain.

Dave added he’d never felt so ‘scared, frightened and alone’ and was taken theatre in floods of tears. 

He continued: ‘I had my medical teams words from the night before echoing round my head. There is a lower than average chance of survival…

Standing his ground: Last week musician Tom hit out at a troll who told him he would never beat his cancer and that it would get him despite his fight to combat it

Standing his ground: Last week musician Tom hit out at a troll who told him he would never beat his cancer and that it would get him despite his fight to combat it

Horrific: Responding to the picture of Tom's medicine, the troll wrote: 'Nobody has ever beat what you have. You can fight like hell, but it will get you.'

Horrific: Responding to the picture of Tom’s medicine, the troll wrote: ‘Nobody has ever beat what you have. You can fight like hell, but it will get you.’

‘Sometimes we have to be broken down to become whole again. We must lose in order to gain and we must spend time in the darkness to appreciate the light.’

Last week, musician Tom hit out at a troll who told him he would never beat his cancer and that it would get him despite his fight to combat it.  

He’d shared a picture of the Temozolomide Accord tablets he was taking to help his fight alongside the message, but a troll responded by cruelly saying it would ‘get’ him no matter how long his cancer battle was.

Unbelievable: Tom shared the post with his followers, circling the insensitive message and saying: 'What the f*** is wrong with some people...Idiot Bruv!!!'

Unbelievable: Tom shared the post with his followers, circling the insensitive message and saying: ‘What the f*** is wrong with some people…Idiot Bruv!!!’

Cruel troll: Tom shared a picture of the Temozolomide Accord tablets he was taking to help his fight alongside the message, but a troll responded by cruelly saying it would 'get' him

Cruel troll: Tom shared a picture of the Temozolomide Accord tablets he was taking to help his fight alongside the message, but a troll responded by cruelly saying it would ‘get’ him

Responding to the picture of his medicine, the troll wrote: ‘Nobody has ever beat what you have. You can fight like hell, but it will get you.’ 

Tom shared the post with his followers, circling the insensitive message and saying: ‘What the f*** is wrong with some people…Idiot Bruv!!!’ 

He then went on to add: ‘Yeah well. Watch me beat it d**k stain!!!’

Following the distasteful message, Tom also shared a video saying: ‘Am more sad about that post that someone put. 

‘Like I’m not even bothered about what they actually said. The fact that they’ve gone out of their way to say that is just ridiculous.

‘Ridiculous. It doesn’t make sense. Why would you do that?’

Smash hit: Tom (second from right) rose to fame as a member of boyband The Wanted along with (left to right) Max George, Jay McGuiness and Siva Kaneswaran (pictured in 2013)

Smash hit: Tom (second from right) rose to fame as a member of boyband The Wanted along with (left to right) Max George, Jay McGuiness and Siva Kaneswaran (pictured in 2013)

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