‘I’m still texting him’: Max George says he’s ‘still trying to process’ Tom Parker’s death

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Max George has opened up about how he’s still texting Tom Parker, two months after the singer died of brain cancer at the age of 33.

Appearing on This Morning on Tuesday, Max, 33, revealed he found it comforting to send photos of Tom’s phone to fans as he tried to process The Wanted star’s passing, but admitted that he sometimes forgets that the singer is dead when he sends him a message.

He said: “I’m still trying to process him, I’m still texting him actually.” If I get pictures or stuff that fans have done with him or send a nice message to do with Tom, I’ll send it to him by WhatsApp.

Heartbreak: Max George has explained how he’s still texting Tom Parker – two months after the singer died of brain cancer aged 33

“I just find some comfort in that. The worst is when I don’t do it and do it accidentally. Sometimes I’ll do it and I’m like “Oh no”.

Tom passed away on March 30 after a nearly two-year battle with stage 4 glioblastoma. He and his wife Kelsey bravely shared every step of his cancer journey in an effort to raise funds and awareness about the brain cancers.

The couple share two children – Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, 19 months.

His memoir, Hope, published posthumously this month, chronicles his life as an aspiring singer in Bolton in the final months of his battle with cancer.

Speaking about Tom’s book, Max revealed, “It’s a book that Tom wrote in the last 12 months of his life.”

‘It goes from the very beginning, from his upbringing to the end – the whole journey, how he had a rough start and his own troubles, but it’s a book about hope and it’s a book about triumphs and obviously Tom had a lot of difficulties along the way, especially towards the end – the hardest thing anyone can go through – and Kelsey, obviously.

On how Kelsey is doing, Max said, “Kelsey has been awesome. She was always very strong, like Tom. They were literally two peas in a pod. She raises awareness about glioblastoma and cancer in general, she’s been great. We talk quite often, just check in, make sure she’s okay.

Dermot asked if Tom had liked the process of writing the book and Max said: “There were days when the days were quite long, especially when he was going through the chemo phase because I know that really got him. hit, but even still, he went through this.

“It was probably therapeutic for him on the days when he could just sit and talk.

Band: The couple spent five years together in chart-topping band The Wanted from 2009 to 2014 before reuniting in 2021 (pictured in September with Siva Kaneswaran, Nathan Sykes and Jay McGuiness)

Band: The couple spent five years together in chart-topping band The Wanted from 2009 to 2014 before reuniting in 2021 (pictured in September with Siva Kaneswaran, Nathan Sykes and Jay McGuiness)

‘To be honest, I don’t know how he did it, because he was going through hell, but he was always out there talking to people who had glioblastoma…and how they could give it a shot. positive turn and they still had life to live.’

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After having the conversation with Tom and Kelsey about helping with the book, Max said, “I said a few months ago, ‘Anything you need, to help with the book,’ but I didn’t know I’d be sitting here without Tom. When I got here I was like, ‘Oh man, I’m about to talk about Tom’s book.’

The couple spent five years together in chart-topping band The Wanted from 2009 to 2014 before reuniting in 2021, with Max reflecting on his first meeting with Tom.

He said: ‘It was Manchester Piccadilly station. I saw him at the audition process for the band. It was the loudest in Bolton. He was always at the front, always asking questions. We walked in together and I still remember thinking, ‘The Bolton Angelfish…’ and I was so happy he was there.’

He added: “Immediately, him and I hit it off. We had very similar backgrounds and just became best friends. Within a week we were living in the same house and doing everything together.

He said:

He said: “I’m still trying to process him, I’m still texting him actually.” If I get pictures or stuff the fans have done with him or send a nice message to do with Tom, I’ll send it to him via WhatsApp’

It comes after Kelsey revealed she felt she was getting ‘signs’ from her late husband.

She has also seen a psychic medium, as she shared a photo of her healing crystals to her Instagram Story on Thursday.

During a recent appearance on Loose Women, Kelsey revealed she asked Tom to “please give me some signs” before he died.

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And the star has now shared that she feels he does, explaining: “He gave me so many signs…car alarms go off at four in the morning, I tell him ‘not at four in the morning Tom!”‘

She also noted that she received another sign while sitting on a bench: “I was sitting there on this bench, crying, when I looked up and this feather fell from the sky.”

Soulmates: On how Tom's wife Kelsey is doing, Max said:

Soulmates: On how Tom’s wife Kelsey is doing, Max said, ‘Kelsey’s been great. She’s always been really strong, like Tom’

Kelsey also saw celebrity psychic medium Chloe Smith, who works with stars such as Maura Higgins and Adam Thomas.

The medium has also helped grieving stars, including Amy Childs and Gemma Collins.

Posting a photo of fluorite healing crystals to her story, Kelsey tagged Chloe – with the crystals said to help “transform negative energy into positive energy, boost mental clarity and promote peace of mind.”

Details of Tom’s marriage to Kelsey in 2018 have surfaced after the singer’s tragic passing following his battle with brain cancer.

The couple were married in a romantic ceremony in the grounds of Ridge Farm in Surrey, with two of their bandmates acting as ushers.

It comes as it was also revealed that Tom shared his plans to have two more children with Kelsey in his final interview before his passing, saying OK! they “always wanted a big family”.

Illness: Tom bravely recounted his battle with cancer to raise awareness and funds for brain cancer research (pictured with children Aurelia and Bodhi)

Illness: Tom bravely recounted his battle with cancer to raise awareness and funds for brain cancer research (pictured with children Aurelia and Bodhi)

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