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Tom Parker and his wife Kelsey Hardwick have welcomed their second child, according to his The Wanted bandmate Max George.
The arrival of the baby comes just weeks after Parker, 32, revealed he has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.
George, who is currently starring on Strictly Come Dancing, appeared on ITV's Lorraine on Tuesday where host Lorraine Kelly asked how his friend was doing.
"I spoke to him yesterday and he's doing good, he's doing great," George said. "Kelsey gave birth to their second child last week.
"He's a fighter, Tom. Tom will be all right."
Sending his love to Parker, George added: "If he's watching by the way, I love you all."
Parker and Hardwick, who wed in 2018, are already parents to 15-month-old daughter Aurelia.
Earlier this month, Parker shared the sad news on his health to Instagram and revealed he was undergoing treatment.
Hey guys, you know that we’ve both been quiet on social media for a few weeks and it’s time to tell you why. There’s no easy way to say this but I’ve sadly been diagnosed with a Brain Tumour and I’m already undergoing treatment. We decided, after a lot of thought, that rather than hiding away and trying to keep it a secret, we would do one interview where we could lay out all the details and let everyone know the facts in our own way. We are all absolutely devastated but we are gonna fight this all the way. 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. It’s gonna be a tough battle but with everyone’s love and support we are going to beat this. Tom and Kelsey xxx @ok_mag
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He said: “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.
“It’s gonna be a tough battle but with everyone’s love and support we are going to beat this.”
In an interview with OK! magazine, the father-of-two said his wife was not able to be with him when he received his diagnosis due to coronavirus restrictions.
“They rang me and told me over the phone. They said ‘It’s a tumour and it’s worst-case scenario.’
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“They also told us it was inoperable and what the treatment would be. I was in a complete state," Hardwick told the publication.
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