Max George details how he still texts late bandmate Tom Parker – two months after the singer died of brain cancer, aged 33.
Appearing on This Morning on Tuesday, Max, 33, revealed he was comforted by sending Tom’s cellphone pictures from fans as he tried to deal with the passing of the wanted star, but admitted he occasionally forgets when he texts him , the singer is dead.
He said: “I’m still working on it, I’m actually still texting him. If I get a photo or something a fan made with him, or they send a good message about Tom, I’ll use WhatsApp sends it to him.
Heartbreak: Max George details how he still texts late bandmate Tom Parker – two months after the singer died of brain cancer, aged 33
‘I just find a little comfort in that. The worst is when I don’t and I accidentally do it. Sometimes I go to it and I’m like, “Oh no.”
Tom died on March 30 after a nearly two-year battle with stage 4 glioblastoma. He and wife Kelsey bravely shared every step of his cancer journey to raise money and awareness of brain cancer.
The couple have two children – Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, 19 months.
His memoir Hope, released posthumously this month, chronicles his life from an aspiring singer in Bolton to the final months of his battle with cancer.
Love Forever: Appearing on This Morning Tuesday, Max, 33, revealed he was comforted by sending Tom’s cellphone photos from fans as he tried to deal with the passing of the wanted star (pictured September 2021)
Speaking of Tom’s book, Max revealed, “This is a book Tom wrote in the last 12 months of his life.
“It’s from the beginning, from his upbringing to the end – the whole journey, how he had a tough start and his own troubles, but it’s a book about hope and triumph, and obviously Tom has a lot.”
Regarding Kelsey’s performance, Max said, “Kelsey is amazing. She’s always been strong, just like Tom. They’re literally two peas in a pod. Overall, she’s raising her awareness of Glioblastoma and cancer awareness, she’s great. We talk a lot, just check to make sure she’s okay.
Dermot asked Tom if he liked the process of writing the book, and Max said: “Some days are long, especially when he’s going through the chemotherapy phase, because I know it really hits him, but even so , he still survived it.
“In those days when he could sit down and talk, it could be a therapy for him.
Teaming up: The pair spent five years together on chart-topping group The Wanted between 2009 and 2014 before reuniting in 2021 (pictured with Siva Kaneswaran, Nathan Sykes and Jay McGuiness)
“Honestly, I don’t know how he does it because he’s going through hell, but he’s still out there talking to people with glioblastoma…and how they can have a positive impact on that, and they There is still life in order to live.’
In a discussion with Tom and Kelsey about helping the book, Max said, “I said a few months ago, ‘Anything you need, you can help the book,’ but I don’t know where I would be sitting without Tom. Here. When I got here, I was like “Oh man, I’m going to talk about Tom’s book. “
The pair spent five years together on chart-topping group The Wanted from 2009 to 2014, before reuniting in 2021, and Max reflects on his first meeting with Tom.
He said: “It’s Manchester Piccadilly. I saw him during the band’s audition. He was the loudest in Bolton. He was always at the front and always asked questions. We walked in together and I Just remember I kept thinking, “Bolton’s scales…” I’m glad he came in.
He added, “I hit it off with him. We had very similar backgrounds and we just became the best buddies. Within a week, we were living in the same house and we did everything together.
He said: “I’m still working on it, I’m actually still texting him. If I get a photo or something a fan made with him, or they send a good message about Tom, I’ll use whatsapp to him
Kelsey revealed she felt she had been receiving “signs” from her late husband.
She, too, has been looking at a psychic medium, sharing a photo of the healing crystal on her Instagram Stories on Thursday.
In a recent appearance, Kelsey revealed she asked Tom to “please give me signs” before he died.
The star has now shared that she thinks he does, explaining: “He gave me a lot of signs…the car alarm went off at four in the morning and I told him ‘it’s not four in the morning, Tom! “
She also noted that when she sat on the bench, she got another sign: “I was sitting on the bench crying, and when I looked up, this feather fell from the sky.”
Soulmate: On the performance of Tom’s wife Kelsey, Max said, “Kelsey is amazing. She’s always been strong, just like Tom
Kelsey also saw celebrity psychic medium Chloe Smith, who worked with stars such as Maura Higgins and Adam Thomas.
The psychic has also helped grieving stars, including Amy Childs and Gemma Collins.
Kelsey posted a snapshot of the Fluorite Healing Crystals in her story and tagged Chloe – the crystals are said to help “turn negative energy into positive energy, improve mental clarity and promote clarity of mind” “.
Details about Tom’s 2018 wedding to Kelsey have resurfaced following the singer’s tragic death after battling brain cancer.
The pair tied the knot in a romantic ceremony at Surridge Farm, with two of his bandmates serving as ushers.
Meanwhile, it was revealed that Tom shared his plans to have two more children with Kelsey in his last interview before his death and told him ok! They “always wanted a big family”.
Disease: Tom bravely documents his cancer fight to raise awareness and funding for brain cancer research (pictured with children Aurelia and Bodhi)