The Wanted's Nathan Sykes On 'Unforeseen Hiatus'

The Wanted have confirmed Nathan Sykes is taking a break as he undergoes 'specialist throat surgery' this week.

The 'Glad You Came' stars issued a statement following reports in this morning's newspapers and admitted that the singer will receive treatment in Los Angeles tomorrow (18th April).

'The priority for Nathan, his label and management is that he is given time to recover and receive the best treatment possible,' read the statement – confirming his absence from the group for the foreseeable future.

It has also been confirmed that the rest of the group, Max, Tom, Siva and Jay will continue to fulfill promotional commitments as a four-piece.

Nathan simply tweeted: 'Gutted.' He has been receiving messages from fans.

The band also showed their support to their 'brother' on their official account.

They wrote: 'Our lil Nath has to go in for an op on his throat on his birthday to make him better so join us in wishing him well.We love ya! #GetWellNath.'

Meanwhile, The Wanted have also announced the premiere date of their E! reality series this week.

The Wanted Life will hit TV screens on 2nd June.

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