The Wanted singer Nathan Sykes is to undergo specialist surgery to save his voice. Sykes, is suffering from a ‘haemorrhaging vocal cord’ the same condition that threatened to wreck singer Adele’s career.
Instead of celebrating his 20th birthday, the young star will go under the surgeon’s knife in Los Angeles on Thursday.
Syke had battled with throat issues for a while but after an appointment with a specialist, he was instructed to have almost immediate surgery.
The group’s publicist said in a statement: ‘We can confirm that The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes will under go specialist throat surgery on Thursday April 18 in Los Angeles and as such will be taking an unforeseen hiatus form The Wanted. “The priority for Nathan, his label and management is that he is given time to recover and receive the best treatment possible.’
The operation means that Sykes won’t be able to talk for a month, let alone sing, ruling him out of recording sessions for the band’s new album, and potentially their world tour which was due to start later this year. And the band are also in the middle of filming a TV show for E! Entertainment in the US, with a new album scheduled to drop in early summer.