The Wanted's Tom Parker urges fans to get COVID vaccine as he receives first jab

Amy Johnson
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Tom Parker of The Wanted arrives at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino during the resort's Rehab pool party on April 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)
Tom Parker of The Wanted in 2014. (Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)

The Wanted’s Tom Parker has encouraged others to get the coronavirus vaccine as he received his first jab.

It comes as the singer has been receiving treatment for a brain tumour, likely placing him in a priority group for the clinically vulnerable.

In a series of posts to his Instagram Story, the 32-year-old documented himself heading to a vaccination centre on Wednesday.

Read more: Tom Parker ‘cried his eyes out’ holding newborn son

“Just get it done so we can all move on,” he shared.

Tom Parker urged people to get the vaccine. (Instagram/Tom Parker)
Tom Parker urged people to get the vaccine. (Instagram/Tom Parker)

Another image showed a certificate proving he had been given the Pfizer/BioNTech jab.

Last year, Parker shared to his fans the difficult news that he had been diagnosed with “inoperable” stage-four glioblastoma and had begun radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

However, he shared good news with his fans earlier this month as he said the tumour had reduced “significantly” following treatment.

Watch: Tom Parker says stage 4 tumour has ‘significantly’ reduced

“I had an MRI scan on Tuesday and my results today were a significant reduction to the tumour and I am responding well to treatment,” he wrote.

“Everyday I’m keeping on the fight to shrink this b******!

Read more: Brain tumour signs and symptoms

“I can’t thank our wonderful NHS enough. You’re all having a tough time out there but we appreciate the work you are all doing on the front line.”

Parker publicly disclosed his diagnosis just weeks before he and wife Kelsey Hardwick welcomed their son Bodhi into the world in October 2020.

The pair, who have been married since 2018, are also parents to daughter Aurelia.

With additional reporting by PA.

Watch: Tom Parker welcomes son with wife Kelsey