Tom Parker, a member of the band The Wanted, has said he will not let cancer “consume” his life.

The 33-year-old was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour last year.

On Monday he will join his bandmates for a Stand Up To Cancer event, making it the first time the band has performed since 2014.

The five-piece are also releasing a greatest hits album.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast, Parker, who has two children with wife Kelsey Hardwick, said he is focusing on his family.

Lancashire Telegraph: Tom Parker with wife Kelsey Hardwick (PA)Tom Parker with wife Kelsey Hardwick (PA)

He said: “It’s not that I’m ignoring cancer but I just don’t want to pay it any attention.

“The more attention you pay it, the more it consumes your life and I don’t want it to consume my life.

“I’ve got kids, I’ve got family. So I just try and just ignore it as much as possible.”

The Wanted formed in 2009 with Parker, Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Nathan Sykes and Jay McGuiness.

They went on hiatus in 2014. Parker’s tumour has shrunk after undergoing six cycles of chemotherapy and 30 rounds of radiation, according to the BBC.

The Wanted’s Stand Up To Cancer’s Inside My Head show is scheduled to take place at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday.