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Tom Parker's wife Kelsey has admitted she thought her husband had "man flu" before he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.
The 32 year old singer and his wife, 30, revealed his devastating diagnosis in an exclusive interview with OK! magazine on Monday.
In the emotional chat, actress Kelsey discussed how she had mistaken his symptoms for the common cold, which men are said to report greater severity symptoms for.
She said in the heartbreaking interview: "It has been a crazy six weeks. We had an inkling that something was wrong in July, but we never could have imagined it was this.
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"I honestly thought he was depressed about having man flu. We can't even believe we're having this conversation."
Former The Wanted member Tom added: "I'm still in complete shock, it's so much to take in.
"I knew something wasn't right, but I never expected it to be this. You never think this will happen to you."
He admitted: "I think Kelsey has come to terms with it better than me. It's so consuming. It's so hard and it's all I can think about."
Kelsey continued: "It still doesn't feel real. I don't think Tom will ever process this information. It's horrendous.
"Watching your partner go through this is so hard, because how can I tell him to not let it consume him?
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"I take his phone away from him, because otherwise he will sit there and Google things and then end up in a hole.
"The more you Google, the worse possible stuff it throws at you, and that's not good for anyone."
Kelsey is pregnant with the pair's second child together, with them already being parents to one year old daughter Aurelia.
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Speaking about dealing with the news whilst expecting, she said: "To be honest, I think I've forgotten I'm pregnant. It's all about Tom at the moment.
"In four weeks' time it obviously won't be, but the whole thing has consumed us. You don't know how to feel or what to say, because we've never been through anything like this as a couple.
"I've just focused on the practical side of things, so he has no needs and I just do everything for him so he doesn't have to think about it."
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