The Wanted‘s Tom Parker is a dad for the second time. The musician’s wife, Kelsey Hardwick, has given birth to baby No. 2, as he continues to battle a brain tumor, former bandmate Max George revealed in a new interview.
George shared the happy news while chatting on Lorraine about competing on Strictly Come Dancing, the British version of Dancing With the Stars. “I spoke to him yesterday and he’s feeling good, he’s doing great,” said the singer. “Kelsey gave birth to their second child last week. So he’s a fighter … Tom will be all right.”
Parker, 32, and Hardwick are already parents to daughter Aurelia Rose, who turned 1 this summer.
Parker revealed in an Oct. 12 Instagram post that he was undergoing treatment for an inoperable brain tumor. “We are all absolutely devastated but we are gonna fight this all the way,” he captioned the family photo in which he shared his diagnosis. “We don’t want your sadness, we just want love and positivity and together we will raise awareness of this terrible disease and look for all available treatment options.”
In an interview with OK! magazine, he shared that the tumor was a grade IV glioblastoma, and that it was terminal. Regardless, he intends to stay positive during his fight: “I’m going to be here,” he told the publication. “I’m going to fight this.”
After Parker opened up about his health battle, George publicly offered his support on Instagram. “For those who don’t know Tom, I will say this. There is nothing that he has ever given up on and has never taken no for an answer,” George shared. “His heart is the size of a lion’s, and it is his drive and passion that has always led The Wanted and made sure we are looked after the right way. Speaking as a brother, a friend and a bandmate… I know that you will conquer this as you have every other challenge you have ever faced.”
Watch George’s Lorraine interview below: