The Wanted’s Tom Parker lies under a blanket drinking beer in the midst of his battle with a brain tumor on tour

THE Wanted star Tom Parker enjoyed a bottle of beer as he rested on the sofa under a blanket backstage during their tour.

33-year-old singer – person wheelchair use After being treated for an incurable brain tumor that left him too weak to stand – laughing backstage.

Tom Parker poses with beer under a blanket in Manchester

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Tom Parker poses with beer under a blanket in ManchesterCredit: Instagram

The boy band toured Manchester last night with behind-the-scenes footage shared throughout the evening by Max George.

In one clip he filmed Tom, who had just returned from grueling treatment in Spain, sipping a bottle of Peroni ale before the show.

Max, in mock outrage, is heard saying: “Drink while working. Haven’t even moved on.”

The band included Tom in their performances with him being seen appearing on the throne on eve.

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He is shown backstage in a wheelchair in another video posted by Max, whose Manchester date is a gig in his hometown.

Max, 33, told fans: “Come on guys. Thank you so much. That’s special.”

Tom previously appeared with bandmates Jay McGuinness, Siva Kaneswaran, Nathan Sykes and Max on stage for their hit Glad You Came.

He missed the start of the group’s Most Wanted hits tour last week to undergo pioneering treatment for his brain cancer in Spain.

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But a few days later, he made it to the show, nodding and smiling as his bandmates performed alongside him.

The father of two has undergone multiple rounds of chemotherapy and radiation since being diagnosed with an inoperable tumor in 2020.

He has previously said he is shocked at the lack of treatment and funding for cancer patients in the UK.

A chemotherapy drug called Temozolomide has been for 20 years the standard NHS treatment for glioblastoma patients.

But the treatments he recently received at a private facility in Spain include time in an oxygen machine, massage and a special diet.

Max shared footage of the boys right after the show in Manchester

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Max shared footage of the boys right after the show in ManchesterCredit: Instagram
Tom was forced to use a chair on stage as he continued to battle cancer

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Tom was forced to use a chair on stage as he continued to battle cancerCredit: Instagram
Max took care of Tom during their UK tour with The Wanted

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Max took care of Tom during their UK tour with The WantedCredit: Instagram / ‘@maxgeorge

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