Max George 'hasn't yet processed' Tom Parker's death

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - AUGUST 23:  (L-R) Max George and Tom Parker of The Wanted perform at The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa August 23, 2013 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bill McCay/WireImage)
Max George and Tom Parker of The Wanted perform together. (WireImage)

Max George has admitted he "hasn't yet processed" the death of his Wanted bandmate Tom Parker.

Parker died in March at the age of 33 after being diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour in 2020.

Appearing on Loose Women, George was asked how he had been coping since Parker's death to which he replied: "It’s been a strange couple of months. I’ve just been doing stuff constantly."

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He added: "With [Tom] passing and being there, doing a TV show, then the funeral, it’s been… I’ve not really processed it yet."

Tom Parker and Max George have been talking about the possibility of getting The Wanted back together. (Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Tom Parker and Max George of The Wanted. (Getty Images)

George also discussed how doing the Strictly Come Dancing live tour is helping his frame of mind: "Once I do this show, it will put a smile on my face. I’m going to take a couple of months out to process and get my head back to normal."

The singer has previously admitted that he still texts his late bandmate. He said on This Morning last month: "If I get pictures of stuff that fans have made with him in it or they send a nice message to do with Tom, I’ll WhatsApp it to him."

Max George on 'This Morning'. (ITV)
Max George on 'This Morning'. (ITV)

He also paid an emotional tribute to Parker after his funeral, at which George was a pallbearer: "Good night beautiful boy. I will always think of you. Thanks for making my life so much better than I could ever have hoped for. Carrying you was an honour. You have carried me so many times over the last 12 years. I love you Tom. See you up there brother."

Read more: Max George posts emotional tribute to late bandmate Tom Parker: 'Carrying you was an honour'

Just weeks before he died Parker was performing on tour with The Wanted who reunited after his terminal diagnosis.

The band used the tour to help raise money for brain cancer charities and to also raise awareness for the relatively rare disease.

Watch below: Max George still texts late The Wanted star Tom Parker.

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